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Prospects with high-end hockey IQ in this years draft.

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04-30-2012, 10:38 PM
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Stefan Matteau Jr has not been mentioned but should be as his best asset is his high hockey IQ. He would rank in the top 5 in this area.

Agree with the Reilly /Murray picks as well. I have not seen much of many of the other top players so hard to rank.
Then how would you know he ranks top 5 in this category?

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04-30-2012, 10:42 PM
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Then how would you know he ranks top 5 in this category?
Because I know this player very well, he played out West for a year before going to play in the US.

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Oh GOD Adam Pelech definitely deserves more than a mention:


(disregard the slightly durr face)

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Hockey sense and Hockey IQ seem to be losing value in it's name. Almost everyone in the top 20 has been named in this thread and that is laughable at best.
Gonna have to agree with you here, Jason. Many people are confusing/blending offensive instincts and vision with Hockey IQ. Grigorenko doesn't have the second best Hockey IQ out there, for example, not if you're including all three thirds of the ice.

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Hockey IQ is an extremely generic term. The OP needs to define the parameters and specifics of hockey iq better.

Offensive instincts, defensive instincts and weighing risks/rewards are just a few different ways hockey IQ can be judged.

For example, To say "Yakupov doesn't have hockey IQ" is wrong as his offensive hockey IQ is tops in this draft class He may have avg defensive IQ but he thinks the game better and quicker than all of his draft peers

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Kinda funny that Yakupov isn't on here...
Sorry for taking longer to respond, I was out of town today. The reason i haven't placed Yakupov in my top 10 list is because I don't see his game revolving any cerebral type of plays, he is dynamic, shifty, slick with the puck, soft hands, and in general a complete offensive package but from what I have seen from him, his hockey IQ isn't one of his strong asset( he is average in this category, that is why I wouldn't say he has the top hockey IQ like the rest above). He reminds me a ton of Ovechkin and we all know that Ovie does not have great hockey IQ.

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what? no Collberg?

come on boys!!
Yeah, it was a tough one between him and Sissons for the 10th spot, but I feel Sissons provides a very good complete all-around game due to his competitiveness and smarts.

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The lack of Forsberg up there is disturbing.

He's no hockey retard, he's got great hockey smarts.
Great player and complete offensive package but Hockey IQ is not one of his best asset.

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Grigs over Rielly? I'm a bit surprised by that.
Yes, one of Grigs biggest strength in my opinion is his ability to anticipate, stop, react and read plays and he is one of the best at decision making. He is a very high cerebral player who relies more on his smarts than his great elite level skill-set which is what makes him great.

Here's a couple of highlights of his play from last 2 seasons.



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Hockey IQ is an extremely generic term. The OP needs to define the parameters and specifics of hockey iq better.

Offensive instincts, defensive instincts and weighing risks/rewards are just a few different ways hockey IQ can be judged.

For example, To say "Yakupov doesn't have hockey IQ" is wrong as his offensive hockey IQ is tops in this draft class He may have avg defensive IQ but he thinks the game better and quicker than all of his draft peers
Offensive instincts, defensive instincts, anticipating & reacting to plays, decision making, showing great patience with or without the puck, calm, composed, cerebral etc. A player with great knowledge of the game.

Yakupov has great offensive abilities but he doesn't have the greatest knowledge of the game and his defensive game needs work.

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