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01-12-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
I just looked at all of his goals and about 6 of 14 were fluky or really bad goals given up by the goalie. He did show a nice shot in a few of them. I just wonder if the law averages won't catch up with him.
I remember this, and I remember thinking "this kid has GREAT puck luck".

Sad to say, but I don't expect 50 point production from him just yet. His assets are his skating, puck protection, forecheck, all of these things don't directly translate to points. That could make him a very valuable player who doesn't put points up (WHAT A CONCEPT!)

On the other hand, if his line mates are scoring, someone who's always chasing down pucks and making passes out WILL rack up assists. He's got an NHL caliber wrist shot, but it's not the skill he'll be leaning on.

Could be an average 2nd liner or a fantastic 3rd liner.

But Torts doesn't number lines, it's just as likely we'll see him with Brad Richards as it is we see him with Brian Boyle. What's cool is he can fill BOTH of those roles.

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