Petr Mrazek improves stock in Detroit Red Wings mid-season Top 20
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03-25-2013, 07:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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I think Almquist is a bit underrated here, he has the smarts to play in the NHL right now IMO, he just knows how to play the game. Size is the biggest problem, and it wont take too long for him to put on some size. The NHL is in his future, and there isnt anything saying he couldnt be a top 4 pmd right now, but than again I have admittedly always been high on Almquist.
Even if he puts on weight he is still a below average skater, and he's not tall. Doesn't help he plays with a really short stick. I think he's dynamite in the offensive zone but I think he will get killed in the neutral zone and by teams that forecheck well. Like Raffy at the end of his career.
I'd love to see him turn out like Enstrom, I just have a hard time seeing it.
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