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11-11-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by this providence View Post
Ya, I don't see Rau as a player that excels based on higher end tools. He produces at the collegiate level, in my opinion, because he's got an above average skill set for the level combined with the will that not many have. If he does have an NHL career, it will be because of the latter. I don't see him having the pure tools to ever slate in the top 6 of an NHL team.

As far as Haula, I think he's the most creative offensive player on that Gopher team. However, he doesn't have enough in other aspects of his game to ever see NHL ice on any sort of consistent basis.
I see Haula as a lot of Erik Christensen. Good hands, decent vision, but I really think he'll wilt against stronger, more physical competition.

I'd love to be wrong, though.

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