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Prospect Talk PART V
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01-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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It's almost crazy, but if Strome makes the team and is successful in year one we should have one of the deepest top-9's in the league.
It is crazy, because there's no way it's true. Look, nothing about Strome long term, but he doesn't yet have what it takes to play 15-18 minutes a night. He doesn't know his way around defensively, and NHL physical conditioning is something completely different (see JT"s first year struggles). He'll have to adjust to bigger, faster players with longer reaches. It's going to take time.
If he makes the team, he's going to played sheltered minutes in selected situations - playing more minutes at home than on the road.
Sure he can help these guys offensively, but he's going to be challenged winning physical battles in his own zone. That's normal. The best thing about having him here is that Strome can learn all the little chips, tricks, positional stunts, and moves that makes Frans a master at winning battles without directly engaging anyone physically.
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