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Official 2014 NHL Draft Discussion, Suck for Sam or Play Bad For Ekblad?
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12-17-2013, 02:18 PM
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His skating as an issue is way overblown. His first step and top-speed aren't going to wow anyone, but that's not his game. He's a power center. He out works the other players and I have a hard time seeing that change at the NHL level.
An underlying statistic possibly devaluing Draisaitl's draft stock is amount of first round forwards to pan out (or not) from the WHL. Looking into this further as it may not be farfetched considering the Dub is well known for being a factory for rugged, multi-tool defensemen.
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