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12-08-2012, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dangles78 View Post
Can we seriously stop with this. Bennett's skating isn't even that big of a concern IMO. He lacks top end speed, but his technique won't keep him out of the NHL. Does he need to work on it? Yes, especially if he wants to keep up with Crosby. I think it's more of fine tuning it and working on his first step because he won't ever develop Grabner type speed.
I'm not talking just speed. I'm talking edge work/being strong on his skates. In those two areas, from what I can see, he's not ready for the NHL.

Skating will never be his strength and it won't need to be but he will need to improve to be a top 6 NHL option at least IMO.

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