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11-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester9881 View Post
Anyone that said his skating was bad, was looking for a negative in his game. I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone that said he didn't possess all the tools to be a blue chip prospect.
Does he get to the right spot on the ice in good time? Can a medium speed skater stay up every hit and go into traffic well? Does Dorothy Hamill have a wicked blast from the slot? I hate the skating is paramount nonsense.

Speed is an asset. So is positioning, release, shot selection and eye for passing. So, unfortunately, is strength on one's skates. So he has no holes yet can't skate faster than Messier or Coffey? Hmm....?

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