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11-09-2012, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
Steve Quailer: gros ailier défensif, troisième trio. LNH. Genre Mike McPhee. 15 buts par année.

Does anyone else see this in his future? Quailer is already 23 year old, he'll have to get better in a hurry if he's going to become an NHL 3rd liner...
He certainly has the skill to do so. He's got good hands, good speed, he's big, he battles hard, but he is still extremely raw. He's got surprisingly good vision, he makes some good passes and is very aware of where everyone is on the ice. However, he makes some bizarre decisions with and without the puck. He has an awkward stride, he looks like he's skating in mud. I'm not a fan of his shot, it's weak and not very accurate. He also isn't physical enough as of now to be an effective 4th liner.

I don't know why you mentioned his age. There isn't a set time line for a player to make the NHL. Every prospect develops at their own pace. Quailer despite being older than all first year Bulldogs, is more raw than most of them. It's far too early to write him off.

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