Colton gillies vs Milan lucic

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  1. JeromeHP

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    How would you compared gillies to lucic in his draft year? Skating,toughness,hands,hockey sense... If gillies developped like lucic did after his draft year a lot of team could kick themself in the head for not drafting Gillies
     
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    Well first and foremost, Gillies is an exponentially better skater than Lucic. Like, Gillies has Niedermayer/Gaborik speed, whereas Lucic's NHL future hinges on improving his mobility to "greater than that of a pregnant yak".

    As of right now, I'd give Lucic the edge as far as toughness/strength goes, but Gillies is bigger and once he fills out, that combined with his skating ability means he'll have a much bigger impact at the NHL level. He definitely has the mindset to be an absolute wrecking ball on the forecheck.

    Neither have a lot in the way of hands/hockey sense. I like Gillies much more as a prospect, he's basically a guaranteed NHLer in my eyes.
     

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