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01-28-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by DeuceMN View Post
I find it interesting that Larsson's +/- is so much better than either Zucker's or Coyle's.

For those of you that have had the opportunity to watch Coyle at all, how is he doing? His stats are not all that impressive this year. Is he just going through a rough time?
He has done well. As well as anyone except Zucker.

His strengths are protecting the puck along the boards, cycling, and scoring around the net. He has decent hands. He is also good defensively but I would say his first two steps are average which prevents him being more of a threat, both offensively and on the backcheck.

I still think his game is better suited for the NHL.

As with the Aeros, his game slipped when Brodin and Granlund got hurt. Brodin and Scandella were the engine that got the puck to that top line. And when Fontaine, Palmer, Connelly, etc. were injured, his line could not generate anything.

Long story short, I am pleased with where he is. He is not going to be a huge threat on the rush (like Zucker is able to do in the AHL). His goals are going to come from the cycle, screening/tipping in goals, and on the PP.

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