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12-16-2006, 07:24 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, B&R in NYC
Originally Posted by
in the hall
thanks for the updates
has graham fallen off the map as far as prospects go?
I saw a couple of games here in Gwinnett and both Graham & Potter have zero business playing in the ECHL. The only rationale that I can agree with is that they would not be getting the same quality minutes if they were in Hartford.
In the blowout game, 8-2 that the Checkers lost on Thanksgiving night, Potter was on for 1 PP goal against and I think that one was a 5 on 3. Very fluid on his skates, very good lateral movement. He is by no means a banger, but he marks his man well and is physical when physical play is required, i.e. he doesn't run around looking to make a big hit and ends up taking himself out of the play.
Graham is not a banger either. He does use his size as a offensive weapon, in that he uses it to shield the puck from defenders. Once he matures a bit physically and adds some muscle that translates into good poundage, I think his game will move up a notch.
Both players should be in the next wave that go up to Harford next year when several Hartford players move up to the NYRs roster.
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