Yeah, Lias is and should be held very high. I think I posted about it a while back, but I also talked with an equipment guy who have worked with a team that Lias played on. This is one of those uber critical older guys who always just shakes their head at everything and anyone. If he had worked with McDavid and I had asked him about if he thought McDavid could play in the NHL I wouldn't have been surprised if he would have lol'ed and said something like 'that kid is always in such a hurry that he can't even keep track of his own equipment, he will be lucky to stand behind counter at McDonalds in two years', but when I asked him about Lias his face just broke into a huge smile and he talked about him like it was some kind of fine wine or Mozart concert... I definitely think that Lias is much more than about being hungry and going to the right places on the ice etc. I have numerous times been very impressed when I watched him on just how easily and fast he adopts to games and expand his register on the ice. How easily he pulls things off that should be hard for him. Like normally if say a kid like Lettieri -- who has a good RHS and can play in a shooter role on the PP -- plays 40 games 8 minutes a night on a 4th line in the NHL before someone goes down with an injury and he gets a shot on the PP; the first games its not pretty. For various reasons. He is rusty, hasn't practiced it in PP situations during training or in games for a long time. Nerves, you can't think too much on the PP. Etc etc etc. But in these situations its like Lias genuinely loves to embrace any challenge and new situation, executes perfectly and without zero hesitation. Playing a couple of games in a row without getting any top chances, and then he gets a 2 on 1 out of nowhere in a very pressured situation and he executes it perfectly with a ton of patience. I just think he must start getting his feats moving a little faster, because the above is for me a sign of a very high underlying natural skill level.