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06-13-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Markowicz View Post
You can teach back-checking, though, no? I mean, you put a guy in a position to succeed like they did with Saad this year, and its not a big surprise that he got his act together. Rychel could easily be the same. I just think that we need to start drafting more physical guys who can score that are big.
Saad got his act together before landing with the Hawks this year. He was dominant in the OHL last season. More and more it seems clear his 2nd half struggles in his draft year were due to a groin injury.

(If it seems like I'm a Saad expert, I have him in a keeper league).

From OHL Expert That, in a locked thread, so I can't quote it normally:

Rychel is a goalscorer with some sandpaper to his game. Concerns stem around consistency, hockey sense, dumb penalties, poor skating, and abysmal defensive play. There's also the fact that his production increased substantially when Khokhlachev returned to Windsor from the KHL. Not that I necessarily agree with those who say he's a product of Khokhlachev, but it's certainly a huge factor.

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