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12-09-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Here's my one little concern about this kid; he's too good for the QMJHL but might bot be ready for the NHL. So where does he play next season? Three points a game in the QMJHL doesn't do him, or anybody else any good. 4th liner and PP specialist on an NHL team that has to shelter his minutes because he's very small, and his defensive game needs a ton of work? That doesn't seem like a fantastic fit, either. When I've watched this kid he's shown that there is absolutely no doubt about his amazing talent and incredible upside. That said, he cherry picks like crazy, avoids corners like the plague and is a pure spectator in his own zone. You aren't going to find too many NHL head coaches who are going to deal with that. He's got some work to do in refining his overall game, but I'm not so sure that either the NHL or the QMJHL is the place to do it.

I'm probably just reading too much into the few games I've seen.
Playing in the Q won't help his offensive game but he can try to get bigger and work on other areas of his game.

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