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2013-2014 Rangers Prospects Thread (Player Stats in Post #1; Updated 12/17)
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08-06-2013, 06:26 AM
HOPE & CHANGE
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
The US WJC camp roster will be cut today. Brady Skjei has played well while Boo Nieves has been quiet.
This is after Blue game against Finland on Sunday
Brady Skjei was a little inconsistent throughout the game, but I thought he showed great flashes defensively and was more engaged in the offensive zone as well. He’s big, strong and fast and looks like he’d be a great fit in the top four for this club if he can put everything together at Minnesota this year. The skills are there. As long as the decision-making matures a little, he’s going to be on this team.
After the games yesterday
Brady Skjei — D — I thought Skjei was pretty solid for the most part. His skating was especially evident as he did a good job closing gaps, using his feet to get pucks out of trouble and was really strong when he needed to recover. He is starting to jump up into plays a bit more, but is picking his spots a lot better than he has in previous years. He still looks pretty good to get on the final roster.
Jake Guentzel and Boo Nieves also were kind of in and out of visibility. I’m not sure there was a lot between the two to make any definitive calls. Both clearly have some skill and speed that would be helpful, but it’s not materializing enough consistently in camp.
Skjei has all of the tools. The Rangers are going to need him in the future. He was very good at the prospects camp in early July. Its a big year for him at Minnesota. All of the upperclassman have graduated or turned pro. Skjei and Mike Reilly will be the main guys for Minnesota.
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