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04-16-2013, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oilers4life5 View Post
I would stay away from anyone who needs help with there skating. It's such a huge risk.
That was how Barry Fraser decided who to draft during the bad old days. The exact reason we ended up with guys like Steve Kelly, Jason Bonsignore and Boyd Devereaux with our top 10 picks. "Who's the fastest kid in the draft?", he'd say over the phone, poolside, from Acapulco. "Steve Kelly, but Barry, Shane Doan and Iginla are.." "Nevermind, we'll take Kelly!".

Skating has to be there, but skill, hockey sense and desire count for a lot. You can work on skating. As long as its not fundamentally flawed.

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