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12-30-2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Drouin is bigger and a much better skater. At that age Giroux was like 5'9" and 160lbs.
Drouin has better first steps but Giroux's skating was not that bad as people thought it was. I agree that size played a role in Giroux's selection, yet some scouts had reservations about his overall play and if he'd even be able to bring it offensively. Central scouting had Giroux at 5'10.5", 169 lbs in 2006 while Drouin is at 5'11'' 176 lbs. My point was just to compare overall IQ and understanding of the game and pure elite talent.

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