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08-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Endersoldier View Post
If you would allow me to have my own personal input (one which is not particularly qualified), I find De La Rose's offensive game is less an issue of shortcomings rather than an issue of noteworthy strengths. His speed, defensive play/"IQ", frame and effort are his strengths, while none of his offensive skills ever stood out to me while watching him in various tournaments. Where I think he will be good on offense is forechecking and cycling, so in that sense I think he has value no matter where you put him in the line-up. Thus far I do not see a natural creator nor finisher in him, which is fine since De La Rose would not be there at 34 if he was either of those two at this point.

I'm a fan of De La Rose and was thrilled when Montreal got him. I truly believe he only needs one more year in the SEL before lacing them up in North America, hopefully as a Hab.
that seems like a good way to sum up DLR.

Originally Posted by dackelljuneaubulis02 View Post
how would you rank them solely from what you've seen at this tourney? Collberg, Lehkonen, DLR, then Mac?

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