Thread: Prospect Info: Top 20 Flyers Prospects, #7
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07-26-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
How can everyone be so high on straka when no one has seen him play.
Several people have. I saw him play at camp. It wasn't an exaggeration that he stood out. No one could match his skill. No one. Not Laughton, Ghost, Hagg, Noebels. While they were just drills, they were competitive team drills (mini-scrimmages) and he made defensemen and goalies look very, very bad.

Originally Posted by Norm MacDonald View Post
I don't really mind giving him a contract, but he's not a better prospect than McGinn (which is the question).
Based on what? McGinn didn't look out of place in the NHL last year, but he didn't exactly excel. Straka has the skill and potential to excel if the heart and effort is there, and I'm certain it will be if there's a glimmer of a chance he makes the NHL. If the Flyers don't give him a fair shake in camp and bury him in the minors next year, we won't even be discussing this next year. But as of right now, Straka's skill level is light years ahead of McGinn. It's skill that should land him on the 2nd or 3rd line. McGinn's CEILING is the 3rd line. Both of their floors are AHLers.

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