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03-13-2014, 12:53 AM
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When I think of "big" center, I think of weight moreso than height. If he was 6'4 but a stringbean, I don't consider that a big center. If he doesn't play big, then it really doesn't matter how big he is. Apparently, he's not too physical but he's great at protecting the puck.
In any event, I agree that taking him just because he's big would be stupid but he's not highly rated just because he's big. He's one of the elite offensive players of this draft class.
I value Reinhart and Bennett higher though because of their overall game. I think the Oilers need a center regardless of size who can play well at both ends of the rink moreso than a center who is big and is pretty one dimensional.
It's not like we are talking about a 50 point center. The kid has 99 points in just 62 games in the WHL. By contrast, RNH had 106 points in 69 games played. So essentially he has 7 less points in 7 less games.
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