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Official 2014 NHL Draft Discussion, Suck for Sam or Play Bad For Ekblad?
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02-21-2014, 01:52 PM
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Interesting, I wonder if it's because he had trouble keeping up with the pace of being a center.
Do you mean Schmalz in the third paragraph? I would take a flyer if we have an extra second or third rounder after drafting a safer player first. I'm not that big of a fan otherwise. Small, slippery, and skilled, but his scouting report reads like Jordan Schroeder's. Small guys with no defensive game usually don't make the NHL unless they're breaking offensive records.
I've seen Schmalz compared to Boyle in this thread. They could not be more different players, just wanted to clear that up.
Tuch just isn't really all that great with the puck on his stick in open ice. He's not a creator who can anchor a line. His speed and agility is actually well above average for a kid who is that big.
Yeah I meant Nick Schmaltz. I wrote that one from my phone haha. He's not that small at just shy of 6ft, but he's thin. Skill level is legit though. No idea where the Boyle comparisons came from though.
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