Thread: Proposal: Calgary - Ottawa
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09-06-2013, 05:35 PM
Hale The Villain
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Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
He was drafted in the 6th round. He has questionable skating. He can score, but there's other areas of his game that need work. Until that happens (if it does), he isn't a a top prospect; he's a good prospect. Nothing more.
His offensive hockey sense is elite. He's shown an ability to play the sniper role with his great shot at the WJC, and his 164 assist in two WHL seasons should be evidence enough of his playmaking and vision ability. And this unique skills package is in a 6'3, 200lbs frame.

Skating is his only weakness, and it isn't nearly enough to stop him from becoming a top 6 producer.

Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
See: Eric Lindros. The type of trade you said has never happened... has happened.
Lindros is an obvious exception. The guy was hyped as the next Gretzky/Lemieux.

I would have given up a huge package for Crosby in 2005 as well.

Monahan isn't Lindros or Crosby.

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