Just to play Devil's Advocate, I distinctly recall Peters pulling some slick stickhandling moves in pickup a number of years back. Hell, look at Marek Malik.
Yup. Shootout skills are so far removed from anything in the NHL game (except, well, the shootout) that using it for evidence of a guy's talent is pretty meaningless. Even in breakaways at the NHL level you're going to have back pressure.
I thought this was posted in the Nats Camp thread already, courtesy of KB.
Either way, it's a great display. That's not a goal someone like say... Marcus Foligno would score. Nothing against Marcus, he just freezes up when he has time and space to think. And stickhandle. To his backhand.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
Eh, Kassian is huge, and really fast. Peters was just huge.
Eh, Petey had some good wheels in junior. Zack has a measure of talent -- he's not Kreider-talented, but he's got the ability to play in offensive situations and do good things with the puck. With the graduations in Windsor, he will have an opportunity to move up the ladder again, be one of the key guys again like he was with the Petes (though the comparisons to wonderkind Watson will probably dog him all year among OHL followers).
To the surprise of no one, Zack Kassian outperformed his Windsor teammates with 38 reps of 155 pounds on the weight bench as the Spits launched their 2010-11 season with their annual round of fitness testing. So essentially he bench pressed Paul Byron nearly 40 times. The 6'3, 215-pound ox posted the same exact number of 155 pounds last season with Peterborough.
Measuring footspeed in Brad Browns... now we can measure strength in Byron curls.