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05-24-2013, 10:16 AM
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Pulocks skating isn't THAT bad. It's about average. The things is 1, there are a lot of defenseman who are average skaters that have learned to cover that up through good positioning. (The above poster mentioned Timonen and Suter, who are good examples) Pulock has great hockey IQ, which is invaluable at the NHL level when trying to adapt and change to your surroundings.
2, the kid is still 18. He has time to get stronger and faster. He's not really slow, and I believe that some rigorous explosion and acceleration training could work wonders for him.

I like Pulock a lot and if Nurse and Ristolainen are off the board when we pick, I'd take him over any other defenseman in the draft.

Jones
Nurse
Ristolainen
Pulock
Morrissey
Zadorov
Theodore

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