First Round Bust: Top 20 Wild Prospects
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09-11-2012, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
I don't think Bussi is amazing or anything, but he brings a game that we don't have in our prospect pool.
Bussi is a good-sized, physical player who can win puck battles, hit, and go into corners. But he's got very good hands and good vision, a pretty good speed. He's a guy who can be a "gopher" winger on a top-6 - a guy who gets in on the forecheck, gets the puck, and then makes the smart pass to the more skilled players, and then can get into scoring position. More skilled players don't go into corners like that and bottom-6 guys don't have the vision to distribute the puck once they get it. Guys like Granlund, Bouchard, Phillips, Setoguchi, etc. are a lot less effective without a linemate like Bussi.
Clutterbuck can't pass and can only run around and hit things, and then just shoots as soon as he gets the puck.
Coyle is a similiar player, but he doesn't have Bussi's vision. More of a goal scorer.
Bulmer is more of a checker with a good shot and big body.
Zucker is much smaller and is more of a shooter than passer.
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