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01-27-2013, 08:23 PM
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I don't think TheOrganist was saying anything too bad about Rattie, just that his point totals don't really matter much in the WHL from this point on because we know he is more than capable of putting up good numbers there.
There is no doubt he has NHL level talent, it is just whether he will be able to put his game together at this level. His hockey sense has impressed me the few times I've seen him this season, so as long as he can put on the muscle I have high hopes for him.
He has a quick, accurate shot, sees plays developing well, and knows how to find the empty spaces to get his shot off without impedance from defenders. Despite the fact that he's not a speed demon and is not big, his skills should translate well to The NHL. He won't be a 40-goal scorer, but he should be a regular 22-30 goal scorer, with a few years in the 30s at his peak, and could be a couple-time all-star. He will get a lot stronger and should end up at 195-200 lb. So, I'm not worried about him being frail. He'll also learn to play defence. He's a smart player. I don't see him being a bust or big disappointment.
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