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06-15-2014, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kjbhockey View Post
Alex Tuch fits the mold of a Hextall player. Big and skilled. If he's there that's their pick. I only worry that his numbers are a bit inflated due playing with Jack Eichel and Milano.
You know, I have a question about players like Tuch for someone more in the know than I am. In Meltzer's write up yesterday or the day before, he described him as a kid that knows how to get scoring chances, but someone who lacks a finishing touch. Is that something that can be developed as he gets older? Is there more upside to a kid who gets multiple chances a game, but needs them to finish versus a kid that doesn't get nearly as many chances but knows how to bury a puck at that level?

With our inability to finish at times this year, and how shooting percentages at the NHL level seem to always regress, I've been getting curious about the topic of finishing for a while now. How it translates from league to league, level to level. I've not really ever heard it discussed anywhere when projecting a young player, but it seems like it would be important.

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