Thread: Player Discussion: Ryane Clowe
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05-02-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I believe it is his skating. Clarkson is a glorified grinder and has the speed to get in on the forecheck. Clowe is a tough skilled player. Clowe plays the game as a more physical Jagr with the way he controls the boards using his size and reach (not comparing skills or speed, just board play).
You're giving Clowe's skill level an awful lot of credence by putting him in the same sentence as Jagr, even if you arent directly comparing their skills.

I dont think its so much the skating. I think its that injuries are used as an excuse for his lack of production over the past year or two, and I also think its because guys without a lot of mileage on them dont usually get knocked silly by skating into an elbow pad.

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