12/13 Draft Thread: The top 5 sucks, late first-round picks rule.
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03-16-2013, 01:57 PM
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He's not without flaws though. He definitely avoids contact at this point, but I think some weight should at least partially fix that. He's a natural centre but he's been playing wing as well. If he is to continue as a winger he definitely needs to add grit.
Avoids contact? Does that mean he actively looks to stay away from contact (avoiding going into corners etc) or just doesn't play a physical game (ie. uses his body more as a shield and less as a battering ram, plays in the corner but won't be decking guys in it, just going after the puck and protecting it once he gets it)?
I have no issue with a big man who largely doesn't play a physical game if he's using his body similar to a Thornton like game.
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