Thread: The Draft 2013
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01-24-2013, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by UsernameWasTaken View Post
No, the other knock on him is his skating isn't fantastic. He's definitely a very good jr. hockey player - I have questions about how he's going to translate at the NHL level in light of his height and mediocre skating.

I would not want to take him. From London, Horvat and Zadorov are both players I'd consider, depending on where we're picking.
I've watched Domi countless times over the past 2 years and never once have I noticed his skating to be a limiting factor in his upside. Never once have I watched him and thought "Ugh, if only his skating was better". He's elusive, strong on his skates and has above-average speed. He's not Viktor Stalberg fast, but his skating will not hold him back in the NHL. If you want to look at a guy who's skating might hold him back, that would be Seth Griffith - not Max Domi - and even then Griffith's not that bad of a skater.

Bo Horvat caps out as a third liner in the NHL, IMO, and I'd probably take Zadorov over Domi too.

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