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02-05-2014, 08:10 PM
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In the spirit of tempering expectations, Rattie has never, consistently, looked like Jaden Schwartz, but he has shown flashes.
Earlier in the season, when he was more physical, it was easy to see the comparisons, but he's adjusted his play to suit his current capability. And that demonstrates a decent level of "hockey IQ".
His tendency was to be physical, but he was discouraged. Once he gains strength, he will, again, tend to be physical.
Gotcha, that's kind of what I thought. I was worried he'd become a lot more like Eberle and not really fit here, but if he shows the desire to play this style, with a good summer workout routine like Schwartz did will go a long way in the overall style of play that Rattie can be capable of.
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