2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk 5.0
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04-06-2013, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
I'm not an achieved hockey scout as Grant is so, as usual, I must be wrong:
I saw somewhere around 5 games of Gauthier and Poirier, often on the horrible Q feed.
I really tried to love Gauthier as a prospect, but every game I saw, he was almost invisible or a non-factor. But I saw a few games where Poirier change the result of the game by himself.
If I was a club owner,
for the momen
t, I would really prefer to have Poirier on my team than Gauthier to boost the assistance. Poirier is so spectacular when he starts a rush.
I've always been told that skating can be learned, but you cannot teach hockey IQ. So I guess Poirier's skating can be improved somewhat, but can the offensive awareness of Gauthier be improved as well?
If Gauthier ends up being a very good defensive forward, isnt this not enough to justify a top 15 pick?
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