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10-19-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadS View Post
Depends on what kind of skill we're talking about here but if it's pure offensive skills, stickhandling etc. Ilari might even be ahead of his brother in that. The difference that makes Val an NHL player right now is probably his skating and defensive game (and ~2 years age difference). I think Ilari's stickhandling, deking, passing, vision and maybe even his shot are above-average NHL level.
This is kind of my point. If all those skills are above-average NHL level, and his skating was at least as good as Hudler's.... I mean the clips I've seen of him show some damn good vision and a pretty good hockey sense. I woulda loved to see him try out the NHL for a few games.

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