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01-21-2013, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mightyquack View Post
In my opinion, Rakell isn't the type of player you just look at the stats for to decide what to do with him. Rakell will never be a player who will completely dominate the scoresheet, no matter what level he plays at (and his history shows this bar 1 season in an U18 Swedish league)

If we're talking about a Getzlaf-esque center then stats have a little bit more weighting, but for me, there is a lot more then just pure scoring in Rakell's game hence (again IMO) that you shouldn't just look at stats about him.

I don't think Rakell will stay up personally as I have a feeling Holland is going to have a real solid season (wouldn't be disappointed if Rakell stays up though, was impressed in game v Vancouver), but just because Rakell doesn't light it up offensively in the CHL, doesn't mean he should be sent down because of that IMO.
That goes for every player, and even more for players like Rakell, who plays good in all 3 zones.

The fact that i stressed myself, is that he doesn`t progress on scoresheet... at all.
Yes, he can very well progress in the defensive play etc and that doesn`t show anything on the scoresheet.

I, personally, want to see some progress from Rakell also on scoresheet... in 3 seasons in juniors.

I`m not saying that he`s a bad player or will bust out. I really like him, i just want to see him develop the offense a little bit more.

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