Whats skills get you where?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Jason MacIsaac, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. Jason MacIsaac

    Jason MacIsaac Registered User

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    In terms of prospects what skills will get you to what level. I am just wondering this fantasy leagues. How far will hard work and hockey sense get you in the NHL? I am thinking in the case of a player like Zach Parise. He has above average speed, average shot, great hockey sense and is an extremely hard worker but small in stature. Is this enough for him to be a 1st line centermen....it was for Doug Gilmour but not for others.

    When we judge prospects what should we value more.....the Size/Skill package.....success rate.....or even work ethic and hockey sense? I find myself comparing Zajac and Parise daily. Zajac has the size, speed and shot but Parise has the hockey sense, work ethic and success rate. The same thing is going on in Philly with Carter and Richards. Which prospect will make it better in the NHL.
     
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    There's different reasons and skills for every player that make it. There are also a number of qualities that don't show up on your list, such as confidence, maturity, strenght, vision, eye-hand coordination, balance, defensive awarness, etc.

    I guess that's why there are players of every style that play a number of different role in a game.

    As far as Carter and Richards go, in terms of "fantasy league" value, you have to go with Carter who as better offensive skills IMO.
     
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