C Aleksi Saarela - Lukko, Liiga (2015, 89th, NYR; 2016 trade, CAR)
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02-20-2013, 04:44 PM
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Saarela is a stronger skater than young Granlund, but I don’t think his upside in this aspect is notably higher than with Granlund. He won’t be the fastest or the most agile 5’10’’ guy on the ice, against world class competition he won’t be the top dog in north-south skating competitions or pull away from opponents with first few steps.
So you're basing your whole argument on the notion that both players have a similar body composition (both stocky short)?
Sure, I'm not saying he will be a top dog in some speed contests, but I don't see a reason why he couldn't become a notably better skater than Granlund. I think the fact that he's a much better skater than young granlund, both power-wise and technique-wise, means he has better upside when it comes to skating.
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