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05-12-2007, 06:16 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Originally Posted by
You can usually outright ignore the comparisons. Many times, while some comparisons are fitting, many times they are just too big a reach. In addition, they always have a penchant to compare player attributes to the greats; you never hear, "He has the puck control of a young Jan Hlavac..."
The Yzerman/Lundmark draftday comparisons still haunt me to this day...
Yeah, comparision really only works in terms of style, extemely seldom you can find a match for both style and impact.
For example, IMO, Ryan Hollweg in style compares to Sean Avery. They skate the same style, both are good hitters, about the same style, the same type of offensive game.
Though after the AHL the tempo got to Holly, and while somewhere down there he got some offensive skill we never see it in the NHL. His impact is nearly as big as Averys, though if Holly went back to the AHL he would be very simular to Avery.
Thats what I think BB's point is, in style he looks like thoose guys, typical ol Canadian hard nosed player.
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