LW John Gaudreau - Boston College, HE (2011, 104th overall, Calgary)
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01-04-2013, 11:08 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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It isn't just his size. Calgary plays an aggressive style, their forecheck is why they have been dominating the Oil for the past few years.
His success in the NHL depends on his use on the PP, and how Hartley will coach the team. Under the Sutter regime he would have been out of place.
Yes Calgary desperately needs more high end skill in the top 6. But at the same time, with Iginla eventually on the way out. They risk losing their edge.
He is very much a top 6 or bust player. I never doubted the kids skill. It is whether he can transition into the NHL.
Without Kipper, I'm fairly certain the Oil are even if not have an edge on us this coming year already. Its not like Calgary defense corp is anything to boast about and the Oil have offense oozing out the wazoo.
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