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06-17-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by V-2 Schneider View Post
He has a very short stride and he's supposed to be 6'2.He possesses poor skating fundamentals and I'm not sure if 2-3 years of summer skating school can fix that issue.It didn't work for Latendresse,did it?
I don't think skating is ultimately what did Latendresse in. He improved his skating quite a bit. And if he could have showed more genuine passion and consistency in his game, alongside maybe questions of general conditioning and some bad luck with injuries, he would have been just fine as an NHLer, at the peak level of skating proficiency he managed to achieve (below average as it was). If he could have kept the level of the rest of his game and health where it was in his first couple years with us, he would have been a decent NHLer.

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