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05-02-2014, 02:24 PM
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Mikos87
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
In 12-13 Hrivik's first real pro season which was cut short by injury he did 26 points in 40 games. This year he put up 27 points in 74 games--so there was definitely a step back in production in his second season which was pretty much injury free.

Apart from the 11-12 AHL playoffs in which he put up a lot of goals--most of his points tend to be assists. He's not really proven to have a goal scorer's aptitude. He has the size and enough skill to make it as an NHL 4th liner in the right circumstances. Skating was an issue a couple years ago--I'm not really sure where he is now with that. He strikes me as a younger version of Taylor Pyatt.
In terms of the role he can fill, yes as a bottom 6 winger that can provide solid minutes, but Taylor Pyatt can barely skate, while Hrivik is a very good skater. Not elite, doesn't have that 5th gear, but he has a man sized body, will work the boards, and block shots, while possessing a decent amount of puck skills.

If was in the EDM farm system, he would be an every day NHLer on their 3rd line.

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