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02-27-2013, 02:10 AM
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Who's going to be the better pro: Roach or Forbort?
I think both are on completely different paths. Forbort has high expectations, given that he's a first rounder, and Roach has no expectations, given that he was signed as an undrafted free agent.
Forbort will likely have better success, given that he has good vision, size, and mobility. He plays a "safer" game in that he's more defensive minded. That combination will likely give him more of a chance to find a roster spot.
Roach is bigger, meaner, and more offensive minded. He has needed to work on his power skating at the prospect camp last year, because he just doesn't have great mobility. However, I've seen him show some good patience with the puck and a willingness to walk the line to find a good shot. He could be a real gem, and I think he has higher upside than Forbort, but I don't think he's very likely to reach it.
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