Thread: Prospect Info: 2012 Prospect Thread IV
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01-03-2013, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
There's going to be an interesting test case for that...Coyle and Phillips. One has tools, one has smarts (well both have tools and smarts but...).

Still, hard to say Granlund and Zucker physically developed early enough to dominate against guys a lot bigger, stronger, and older.
I still think that if we went through the draft in the past 10 years, we could find a lot of guys that did well in lower leagues because of their physical abilities and not their hockey IQ.

In other words, if I see a 6'2 180 16 year old that scores over a point per game in juniors, how can I conclude that it is hockey IQ instead of sheer physical domination?

EDIT: Also, I think Coyle has a high hockey IQ. I think he understands positioning, his strengths, etc. I think Phillips has more creativity and is a better passer but based on my viewings of them with the Aeros this year, I don't think I would say there is a significant difference between them as far as hockey IQ is concerned.

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