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01-05-2013, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hottubber View Post
Just re watching the Canada Russia game and can't get enough of Brett Ritchie. Wonder what pens prospect it would take for Dallas to part with him?

Brett Ritchie is an absolute beast, and he is absolutely untouchable for Dallas. He was hurt in his draft year, and that's the only reason why he slid a little bit to early in the 2nd round, as opposed to being a first-rounder.


Last playoffs, when I was scouting Niagara closely to watch Kuhnhackl, the guy who impressed me the most on that team was Brett Ritchie, and I have ZERO surprise that he is doing as well as he has this year. He is such a big body and so incredibly good on the cycle, in the boards/corners, and has great hands & finishing touch in front of the net; and basically, unless it's Chara or maybe Weber or Byfuglien going up against him, he is un-stoppable low down in the offensive zone.


Good for Dallas, though. They're a team who hasn't ever decided to "tank" and blow up the team to rebuild. They got Benn late the draft, and Ritchie in the 2nd round. I'm glad they're doing so well in that regard, and I hope they have some good luck. It's nice to see a team like that to be competitive, and while they may plateau or even get a touch worse for a bit before they get better, it will be nice to see them doing well and have a bright future, especially considering they didn't have to tank to get there.

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