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Prospect Talk PART VI
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02-13-2013, 09:52 PM
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Huh? What did I miss. I count:
36 Goals and 68 Points for Brock Nelson in 84 games as a freshman and Soph in NCAA
41 Goals and 78 Points for Anders Lee in 84 games in NCAA as a Fresh and Soph.
I know Lee played a season on USHL and was a year older, It still doesn't reverse or change the fact that Lee had more goals, assists, and points than Nelson in their first two years of college.
Comparing the two is kind of silly anyway since Lee is much bigger and Stronger and plays a Power forward role and Nelson, tho 6'4", is slight and plays more of a finesse game, albeit using his length and reach to his advantage.
My only point is that Lee should not be dismissed as an NHL possibility next season (if signed). I can name 100 NCAA players that came out of school at age 23 and went straight to the NHL, and not many of them had the stats and body-type of Lee.
Nelson > Lee
Lee's man strength advantage disappears in the AHL, and even moreso in the NHL...not that Anders will be pushed around, but he just won't have as much time and space because the opposition on average will be bigger, stronger, and tougher than in the NCAA. His skating will be more of an issue in both those leagues too...Lee produces primarily from 5-10 feet in front of the net...
Nelson doesn't just live off his size, though he has that too. Nelson's offensive and defensive awareness is higher...passing and set-up ability better...
Now I love Lee, but he's not in the same class as Nelson imo
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