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08-26-2012, 03:16 AM
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Stats up 'til this point mean very little. Tatar's and Nyquist's AHL stats give a little hint maybe, but the rest of the numbers are from such different leagues and environments.

Better to look at raw tools that might translate to the NHL level: Shot, skating, elusiveness, hockey sense, compete level, overall skill. Size. There are a lot more ways to score than just having a great shot.

Tatar, Jarnkrok and Nyquist, while able to score, I see as setup guys. That doesn't mean they can't have 25-30 goals in a good year though. Pulkkinen has qualities that could make him a 30+ goal scorer, but also a few question marks. Jurco I see as the best bet out of this bunch to become a consistent 30 goal scorer, and 40 goal scorer in a good year because he has most if not all of the qualities I mentioned. You can't teach size and reach.

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