Thread: Prospect Info: Sharks Prospect Info/Discussion 6.0
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12-31-2012, 06:03 PM
Craig Fischer
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
We trashed Coyle pretty hard too until we realized "holy crap, those scouts do seem to know a thing or two" which is why I refrained from having an opinion this time around.

The question is who will be better, Hertl or Coyle
It's hard to compare the two, I think Coyle is a bit more physical and would be more what I'd classify as a power forward by the way he plays around the net, but his passing skills aren't where Hertl's are. I think their long term success just depends on how well their skillsets lend to the future coaching styles of the teams they land on and what type of opportunities arise. Coyle could end up playing the wing of say like Granlund and Parise for his career, and easily bat in 30+ goals a season by the way he patrols the front of the net. It's all situational. I think though, and this changes of course, but as it stands, I like Hertl's game a bit more for what San Jose currently tries to do on the offensive side of things. He's a better long term fit.

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