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11-04-2013, 03:24 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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What make's Luke ceiling so high? He's not a good skater, he has well below average puck skills, he's maxed out physically, and his decision making leaves a lot to be desired.
You just answered your question.
All those things can be improved and partly will improve just by sheer experience.
He'll never be a speedster, but if he would be lighter like last season and would work consecutive off-season on his agility (not top end speed) he would probably be an average skater.
He does not have below average puck skills. His passing per example is probably the second best on this team. But again, carrying the puck can be taught and it has a lot to do with composure, which comes over time. Not everyone can be OEL.
Same could be said about decision making.
I think we forget for too often how young Luke still is. There are defenders, really good ones to, who haven't played a single NHL game his age. For a defender like him experience is key. He needs to continue on learning things like positioning and what to do in certain situations.
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