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09-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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You seem to be relying too heavily on offensive stats to form your opinion on players. Dietz has decent size but is not necessarily big for a dman and he is absolutely not a fast skater. His skating isn't terrible and is probably closer to adequate but it is an area in need of some improvement.
It is very common for people to get excited about prospects that are putting up big numbers in junior but it is important to remember that almost all of them were drafted with warts of some kind or another and the numbers can hide the most stubborn ones.
6'1 Isn't big ? Is he some kind of smurf and I don't know ? 6'1 at 20 is big enough, when you consider our roster.
Can we consider is skating a weakness ? Absolutely not, thus he's a pretty good skater. I never claimed he was Subban here, were comparing him to Morgan freaking Elllis. What gets me going is that Dietz was a shy Dman who didn't take risk in his draft year, he joined the rush sometimes and made good outlet passes, but now his game has matured and he seem to control the play a lot more.
Anyway, his main weakness, when he was drafted was that he was a long shot and that he had no real standout skills, now we've seen one stand out skill and its the ability to control the play. He got a good rise in my personal ranking. Not many weakness on that kid.
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