Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Brady Vail - 94th overall
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09-29-2012, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
I think Chris Kelly could be a good comparable too.
Disagree. In a lot of areas, if not so much "in the end". Kelly had a bigger impact and played a larger role than Vail at similar age, and Kelly came out of junior with that added element of intangibles - as a leader both in terms of captaincy for a stretch and scoring year to year - that I don't think anyone has really picked up from Vail yet. Skill set may seem similar (size certainly does), but imo Kelly both a) was higher "calibre" then, and b) is having a larger impact/role (mind you Kelly is among the captains group in Boston "currently" and a 20 goal scorer) at the NHL level than I could ever reasonably expect/project out of Vail. So not necessarily a horrible comparable, but depends on what we're comparing.

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