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04-06-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
That's one of the biggest things that separate good AHL players from good NHL players--mobility. Bickel can skate well enough to succeed against inferior AHL competition. Against more agile, aggressive NHL pros, he just doesn't have the skating ability to even attempt plays like that.

Even on a PP, he'd be shutdown at center or wiped out at the blue line if he were up in the NHL. Nine times out of ten he'd make himself look silly.
Shows he's not a complete plug but just a bit short of having the skating ability to stick. I still think Bick can be an everyday #6 on some bottom feeders.

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