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11-04-2012, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by OlTimeHockey View Post
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....?
Huh? He's got plenty of speed..... I don't see him having trouble keeping up with anyone out there. Actually, he's solid in every single area you just brought up, with his best assets being hands and hockey IQ, with his passing and board work not far behind.

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