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02-01-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour View Post
I would say that Toews is a pretty gritty player as well as a highly skilled one. Ditto with Sharp. Versteeg, Brouwer, and Ladd all spent time in the top-6, and they're pretty gritty with some skill.
But those are examples of drafting skill and getting the grit as a bonus. I think aside from Brouwer, all those players originally started off as skilled draftees that later added grit to their game (might be wrong on the Ladd one though).

I specifically used the word determination as I believe nobody really classifies Toews as gritty, but more so determined in that he will play however style in order to win. So he can play skill or gritty.

Most times when you get a "gritty" player that is all they can do and we don't really want that as you can see from our last 4-5 years.

Btw Yakupov is someone that is skilled and comes with grit

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