Thread: Prospect Info: "All Things AHL" Part II...
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02-03-2014, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Celtic Note View Post
Overall I think the AHL is the best place for him. He is starting to become more engaged in physical battles and his defense has improved.

On the offensive side, he is becoming more confident which is a big part of his game IMO. He has, however, been making a bunch of cross ice plays that I am not sure will translate. If it does work then we will be in for a treat, but it might be frustrating for him if those plays don't work. We shall see.
His biggest asset was his hockey IQ. He is making those passes because he "sees" the opening. My guess is that he will make the speed transition to allow him to do that at the NHL level.

Case in point - watch the caps pp. They run the same play over and over - getting the puck down low and then across the ice to Ovie for a one timer. Everyone knows where the puck is going, but it usually still gets to Ovie. I think certain players can see the openings?

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