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01-21-2013, 07:11 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, as it isn't the biggest part of his game IMO.
Originally Posted by OccupySheen View Post
Rakell's game is not about stats, never has been
Stats has nothing to with it. My point is, if Rakell plays like your average 4th liner I don't see any reason to keep him up. In that case you might as well trade for Darroll Powe or any other random gritty 4th liner, and let Rakell play important minutes in juniors without his ELC kicking in. If however, Rakell plays well above the average 4th liner he can stay, imo.

I know your posts wasn't particulary in responses to mine, I'd just thought I'd clarify my thinking.

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