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11-30-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BoldNewLettuce View Post
Fleury could be an interesting add ....he may be similar to Nurse if he picks it up a bit...

I've never watched either of them but it sounds like he has a bit more of an edge than ekblad but probably does not have the same level of poise and offensive ability.

That said, Ekblad has 8 goals already. He could have 15 by the end of the year and have 40-50 pts.

If they could trade down and snag a pick and get a Ritchie and a Fleury somehow....barring Ekblad.....that would be grand.
This from the Prospects board on Fleury and Ekblad:

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Originally Posted by DraftBuzz Hockey View Post
Fleury's hockey sense is rapidly improving. It is one of his scouted strengths now - he routinely makes small, crafty plays to stop opposing pressure in his own zone and start a breakout. Like you said, he is a fearless puck rusher who needs finish plays better in order to boost himself into the top tier or else he will just end up being a projection. His prospect potential is extremely high.

Ekblad is a mysterious prospect. His recent play at the Super Series has thrown a wrench in our overall view of Ekblad in a positive way for AE. He looked like a veteran, drafted CHL'er in the Super Series. Presumably, less erratic play from more talented players puts Ekblad in a prime position where he does not have to cover teammates gaffes - something that he is not explosive enough to do. This is something that has somewhat compromised his defensive play for Barrie. He looked extremely poised, and in the offensive zone looked his masterful self.

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