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11-17-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying High View Post
They're both offensively dynamic defence with average to solid d-zone skills...
Pulock and Rielly are very different players, which is exceptionally obvious when you see them both play. Pulock has a better shot, is better defensively, and is more physical. Rielly is a better skater, a better puck handler, a better puck mover, and just a more shifty and dynamic offensive player in general. I think they're both going to be very good dmen in the NHL, but they aren't particularly similar in terms of the way they play the game.

Originally Posted by gojackets1 View Post
Can someone explain to me how this guy isn't thought of as a surefire top 5 pick? He seems to have it all. Is the draft really this good that he could fall out of the top ten?
Almost nobody is considered a surefire top 5 pick in this draft. There are just so many good prospects: MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Drouin, Monahan, Lindholm, Nichushkin, Ristolainen, Shinkaruk, Lazar, Morrissey, Zadorov, Nurse, etc. I'm starting to think that Pulock is becoming a highly likely top 10 pick, but top 5 will still be tough, just because there's so much competition for those spots.

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