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02-21-2004, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by plafleur10
Davedave, you say the prospect Ottawa gave in the Bondra deal is a good prospect. Tell me more about him, for one, I had never heard of him before. Who would you say equates him among Habs prospects?
His name is Brooks Laich, a LH center/winger. He had an impressive WJC two years ago, centering Canada's checking line. He is not a premiere offensive talent, but he is a Pierre McGuire favorite for doing little things well. He has good size but he needs to fill out a bit more. An intelligent player, he is good at faceoffs, and has unusually good defensive awareness.

He doesn't really equate to any Habs prospect. For what it's worth, he's put up some nice numbers in the AHL this year, and Hockey's Future bio actually describes him as a potential 2nd line Power Forward. But he will probably be a solid two-way checking liner with some special teams ability.

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