Drew Shore's offensive upside and ideal role
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03-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Let me preface this by saying I'm a Drew Shore fan. On any given night he's one of our top forwards, and he has a very well rounded game, especially in his own zone. The one thing that really sticks out to me about him though is his inability to finish his chances. Unlike someone like Huberdeau, Shore lacks that finishing instinct that most top 6 players have. I thought it was just a nervous adjusting to the NHL thing, but he's now 20+ games in to his career and has only potted 2 goals. I just want to ask the board what's his offensive upside and what's his ideal role?
Personally, I think he tops out as a 40 point guy. I think that's a reasonable expectation for him. I also think, ideally, he should slot in as a 3rd line center, with the ability to fill in on the 2nd line if needed.
What does everyone think?
Give him a chance to adjust to the speed of the NHL. Takes a little longer for college players to get use to the flow.
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