C Curtis Lazar (2013, 17th overall, Ottawa)
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09-27-2012, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by
I am the Liquor
Goated into an argument?
Lazar wasnt used in a top offensive role last year until near the end of the year. He was in and out of the top six and lots of time got little or no pp time. Consider that with the fact he was 16 and hadnt developed his skills to the point where they are now and ya, he didnt put up great stats during the regular season.
But the playoffs were his coming out party and so far this year he looks very dangerous. His skating is top notch. Speed, acceleration, agility. He can do it all. His shot is hard and accurate. More than that it is his quick release that is his bread and butter. Couple that with his size, grit, toughness, fearlessness and he is a complete player.
One that I believe may score fifty goals in his draft year. On that team, it is possible. If Gernat were in the lineup, it would be even more likely to happen.
Fifty goals, or even forty in his draft year, along with all of his other skills/intangibles, makes him elite in my books. Certainly comparing him to other players his age. He is top ten in the world. That is elite.
I'm not sure what the debate is here other than that elite word. Like I said, liberal use.
You pretty much regurgitated everything I said. We'll have to see where he ends with the goal totals. Its setup nicely for him to do so.
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