Thread: Ryane Clowe
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04-04-2013, 02:35 AM
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Clowe is a unique player that plays with an edge, gets teammates going (was alternate Captain) stands up for players and drops gloves when he has to, winning most bouts .... but more importantly he has soft hands, is good at protecting the puck in the offensive zone, sees the ice very well, and isn't afraid to go into the hard places to score.

His negatives are that his style of play leads to injuries that he wont discuss so he goes into long stretches where he can be a non factor. He's a good skater but gets a slow first step. Hes not good at a back check. He's not as good in back to back games and labors skating bending over at the waist and then takes reaching penalties.

When fresh he's one of the top power forwards in the league. He can serve in many roles from on-ice coach and mentor, to defender/enforcer, can win shootouts, to providing a big net presence in front, and even be an above average set up man. He's been well loved in most camps in SJ for his huge heart. I'm sure you will all immediately see what a special player he can be and he will become a fan favorite.

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