Dougie Hamilton vs Morgan Rielly
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11-16-2012, 03:16 PM
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Well, first of all, from what I saw, Rielly is way more dynamic in his skating than Murray. And I am certain Rielly has a faster acceleration than Murphy. I don't know how you can accurately measure skating styles from just watching a junior game and trying to compare it to an NHL game. I watched Fowler a lot in Junior, and Rielly is more of a dynamic skater than he was at that level. But then again, we are talking about junior hockey.
Dynamic doesn't mean better. Sami Vatanen is a more dynamic skater than Cam Fowler is, but ask any Anaheim fan who the better skater is.
I'm talking about overall skating ability here, and I really don't think it's that difficult to compare. Balance, edge work, pivots, etc... this isn't just about who looks better moving in a straight line.
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