Thread: Prospect Info: Grand Rapids Griffins 2012-13
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12-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
Yeah that's what I meant. Most guys at this level can shoot, but Almqvist constantly sets himself up for them aswell. At the start of the season not so much, but once he got comfortable he's been a threat. He's got the prototypical D-man slap shot, shooting for screens and rebounds. When Smith recieves a pass he likes to skate with it and wind up. Part of Smith's problem(on the PP) is Billins though for sure. Billins' shot isn't very good nor accurate, and he's an extreme pass-first guy. Teams probably know that by now. Looking at the shooting stats, I'm very surprised Almqvist has shot less than Billins. Have to echo that they should try to switch the two. Although it's kind of a strength to have a second unit with Almqvist, Ferraro and Pare which has been very good.
How about promoting Ferraro to 1st line PP? He could play the point as a right-handed shot and he's got a pretty good shot. Biilins - Almqvist on the 2nd unit.

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