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01-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Trafalgar McLaw
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Originally Posted by FreeRadicals View Post
I don't understand this pessimism. All three of them have the tools to be solid bottom 6'ers with upper end second line complementary wingers. You just need to have a little faith and not look into things like draft positions etc. too much.
Khaira's type of offence translates easily to the pro ranks. Big, strong puck protector that crashes the net, screens the goalie, and deflects goals, with outstanding hockey IQ and playmaking skills. Even if for whatever reason he struggles to adapt, a 6'4, 200 pound, defensively responsible center is exactly what the doctor ordered. Greg Chase is another player that thrives by going into the dirty areas and has excellent hockey IQ, the difference between him and Khaira is that he relies more on speed, whereas Khaira relies more on strength. Again, even if for whatever reason the offence never shows up, the Oilers can use a pest. As for Moroz, I don't feel his offence will translate, but he's still more useful in most aspects of hockey than other enforcers.

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