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10-29-2012, 03:16 PM
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a team full of B/B+'s is gonna beat a team of 3 or 4 A's and a bunch of C's. i agree with what dave said. all our 2-3 year ahl vets came out of the gate flying and have figured out how to be productive in this league and are feeding off each other. nhl kids have to learn the pace, skill isnt enough. i agree with vagrant on the shultz talk. kids a stud. faulk is offensively great, and at this level he gets away with skating everything out of his end, and with some of his dangerous pinches as well. shultz has some impressive poise and thinks the game well, he just looks more developed. obviously a little age helps.

rask is getting better. pts are pts, but he looked a lot more at ease last game. i think hes is settling into the pace and figuring out where he can be aggressive. he is looking legit to be the top of the list of all these guys. bowman has figured out when to shoot, and he shoots so hard that hes shooting through some of these guys. other than that though he doesnt have a ton of game, not a great playmaker, dangler, checker. he can be useful at the next level but he'll need someone to set him up. terry is small but can be a good utility guy, samson could chip in at any level but dominate none. boychuk and dalpe have different styles but similar results, and don't look like more than third line scoring guys (though that can be useful). rask has the nhl skill level and brain. i still think he can be somewhere along the lines of a layman's stastny/berglund. those two lack quickness, but are smart enough to find space for themselves.

welsh is still a bit of a hot mess out there, though he looked better for sure. i think gragnani is gonna get a good look from us when the season starts, hes smooth on his feet. sangs is so gangly.

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