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10-24-2013, 02:19 PM
Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by PWJunior View Post
Kingston is stacked with Bennett, McKeown, and Watson as draft eligibles. I've read good things about Bennett. McKeown intrigues me, the guy is supposed to be an amazing skater.
This is a good highlight package of some of Bennett's work early on. His goal at 1:33 of the video was a thing of beauty.

McKeown's such a smooth skater. Very fluid both North/South, and moving laterally. He's also got a tremendous first pass, which has been a huge part of Kingston's transition game this season. And not that I put much stock in the plus/minus stat, but McKeown currently leads the OHL with a +21 in only 11 games. He's got to work on being stronger in front of the net, though. He's solid positionally, however.

Watson's got a nose for the net. He's got a high goal scoring IQ (the kind of guy who just seems to find those openings), and a high hockey IQ in general. But I think he's a lesser prospect than the other two because a]he's small, and not just short. His build is small. He's probably around 165 lbs., and that's after gaining weight in the off season, and b]while he's not slow, he's not exactly a speedster. So it's not like he can make up for his lack of size with explosive speed. Watson's probably a guy that will fall to the second round, unless someone takes a chance on him late in the first.

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