: Prospect Info:
Round 1, Pick #11: Samuel Morin, Defense, Rimouski (QMJHL)
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07-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Originally Posted by
- Teubert (13th overall 2008)
to add a negative
I have trouble with most of these comparables because they all seem to be just based on the size comparison. But most big defenders aren't gifted skaters. That's why Teubert, McIlrath, Schenn, etc. always had limited upside, and I see much more potential in Morin.
I think the closest in terms of skill set are Tyler Myers, Keaton Ellerby, and Braydon Coburn. They all had similar frames and "fluid" skating ability on their draft days. I think that's a pretty good range of potential ability, and obviously a blend of Myers and Coburn would be the best possible outcome. Another Ellerby is certainly possible, though, but from all that I've read, Morin has a good understanding of the game whereas Ellerby had questions regarding his decision making ability on draft day. I don't see similar reviews about Morin.
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