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12-27-2013, 02:54 AM
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That's it just stunning if true.If Nurse is said to have a higher ceiling,then this draft is going to be the weakest in more than a decade.
Nurse has a higher ceiling because of his athleticism and the range of his abilities but it's questionable what level he gets to as a player because of the variation in his play from game to game. He needs to learn that less is more sometimes. Ekblad is a better bet to be a better d-man because he's already quite consistent and he just seems to continually improve his game. Ekblad also has a higher hockey IQ I'd say.
Last year's draft was pretty strong whereas the top end of the draft this year lacks the sure-fire elite players that you normally see in the top 2 or 3, however there are several guys with the potential to get to that level. In general the top end guys this year (Reinhart, Draisaitl, Ekblad) aren't as fast of skaters as you normally see at the top of the draft. Obviously that's something that can be improved though.
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