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01-05-2013, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jmelm View Post
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.
Actually Dallas is decent at grabbing big powerful forwards with late first and seconds (Benn, Neal, Ritchie). There was another guy I was thinking about but can't remember.

As u stated above I also think he would be tough to get him from the stars. I'd imagine it would have to be Morrow. I'm not even too sure what Dallas organizational needs are going forward.

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