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06-08-2013, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by V-2 Schneider View Post
Dickinson's speed is certainly deceptive.It fooled me.I prefer to trust my own lying eyes, and if it's a choice between speedsters like Poirier or De La Rose and plodders like Gauthier, I'll take the former everytime.I can't hope and wish that all that deceptive speed one day materializes in the fullness of time.Would you rather have taken Simon Gagne or Eric Chouinard? Both has lots of potential, but only one had NHL speed.
You are severely under-rating Dickinson's skating ability if you think he has slow feet. The guy has NHL capable skating. I'm fine for taking Poirier over Dickinson, I won't argue that point, that's a matter of taste but to discount Dickinson based on his foot speed would be silly, since it's actually very good. He's not as fast in a straight line as Poirier but look at what Grant just said, there's probably no one in the draft faster than Poirier straight ahead.

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