So one injury is enough to disregard great speed, puck-pursuing tenacity, and pretty legitimate 25-30 goal a year potential?
Did you miss this: "Frankly, I'd take Skjei over him regardless."?
Even if Fast wasn't injured, I don't see how I could justify having him over Skjei.
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I actually think Fasth is more projectable as a productive NHL player than Thomas is. Again Thomas is a top 6 or forget it--right wing currently is Gaborik and Callahan and maybe Nash depending. I can't see how Thomas would suitably replace any of them.
Anyway what will be will be. More people wanted Thomas at 5 so that's where he is.
Fully agree, and because of the height, which is not likely to ever come, don't see how anyone can objectively disagree with what you said there.
But everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Best of luck to them both.
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