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05-13-2013, 12:23 AM
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The Perfect Human*
 
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Originally Posted by OiledUp View Post
Yeah, but Klefbom never really produced in juniors either. Also when you look at his play he lacks that high end offensive skillset of an offensive d. Erik Karlsson you could see having all world offensive skill just hadn't figured it out at all. At 18 Karlsson was a stupid stupid hockey player, didn't know his feet from his face. Just goes to show that lack of hockey IQ sometimes is just a lack of maturity.
Yeah this is all true. His scoring pace at the WJHC was far below Karlsson's, and when you use the "eye test" he clearly doesn't have that offensive game-breaker kind of look to him.

I feel his offense will come the same way Seabrook's does in CHI. Play with a puck-mover, make solid simple high-IQ plays leading to scoring chances for your forwards, and let your big shot create some PP opportunities for yourself.

Seabrook rode that to a 48-pt season a couple years back. He's never the guy going end-to-end or mind-blowing puck plays. Just the simple high-IQ ones. Solid break-out passes, jumping into the play for odd-man rushes when the time is right, etc. BTW, his production at the WJHC at 18 is similar to Klefbom's. Similar size and style as well.

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