2012-13 Colorado Avalanche Prospects Thread
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08-14-2012, 11:21 AM
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Did you follow Mike Green when he was in juniors? How do you think Elliot compares with Green? Do you think there's a chance Elliot can break out like Green did?
Sorry never saw this.
They're similar, but also have their differences. Elliott is the better skater and is much better as a pure rusher of the puck. He's not as smart in his positioning as Green was and Green was known for being able to catch guys in the open ice with their heads down.
Green always had a cannon of a shot and that was one of his strengths. A big shot with a quick release. Elliott on the other hand hardly ever uses a slapshot and relies more on his quick wrister.
So they're both offensive defenders but they are just effective in different ways.
I actually wouldn't be shocked if Elliott one day posted seasons of 55 points, but it might be a few years down the road.
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