: Prospect Info:
[#15] Voting -- HFStars 2012 Top-20 Prospects -- [#16] Discussion
View Single Post
08-05-2012, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
This is going to be Molin for me then Vance.
Vance is so new to playing high level hockey, and he made major steps in his development last year as a defensive defender. That's more important to his future in the NHL than his offense. As long as he can continue to improve as a defender first, his size, skating, and aggression will make him a solid, consistent NHLer.
That's not to say though that he has no hope as an offensive defender, but I just don't think he has the potential to be a PP specialist. His upside to me is similar to Dillon. Should he make the NHL, it'll be on his reliable play, and his offense is just a bonus.
Compared to Klingberg, I just think even though Klingberg's offense is a potential home run, I value Vance and his overall game more. I think the same is true of Jokipakka for me as well.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by BigG44