: Player Discussion:
View Single Post
03-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by
Since when does Ritchie have inferior skating?
coming with the caveat that i haven't seen him in a while (since beginning of season)...
Ritchie is balanced but plodding. no burst or acceleration. a lumbering straight line stride. Again, he has balance and he can lower his should and power around a corner, but that move won't consistently work in the nhl against bigger defenseman. If Chiasson was even a half step quicker, he would be deadly. I don't think speed is the problem with Ritchie but foot speed. He has very little.
I hope I am wrong and it is just a young age with a big body kind of thing and his dexterity just needs to catch up, but he is not quick and gets beaten to the play down low a lot. No quickness.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by haf