Prospect Info: 2020 Draft - 1st Pick: Dylan Holloway | Selected to Team Canada at the WJC Part 2

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  1. snipes How cold? I’m ice cold.

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    No signs of injury, his skating stood out as usual.

    Turned the puck over a couple of times stick handling into traffic, strong on the boards, good puck pressure. Had a big shot block and won some draws. Barreled into the goalie after stepping around a D man with speed but ran out of room.

    No major complaints from his play, it seemed like a normal Holloway game. He flies all over the ice and gives full effort at both ends of the ice. Not the greatest stick handler but generated some chances.
     
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    If you guys want to pump Zegras' tires feel free to go to the mains or the Anaheim board. Otherwise, the WJC is done and so is the Zegras talk unless you want to be punted from this thread at minimum.
     
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    Hopefully he can continue to work on his stickhandling, otherwise I think that as long as he goes to the dirty areas and gets open for his shot, he should do just fine even if he is limited as an offensive player when it's all said and done. The work ethic is there so I wouldn't be surprised to see him improve every aspect of his game to some degree.
     
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    There's a lot of guys that look great in junior, the WJC, or other leagues, but their game just never translates to the NHL (Griffin Reinhart says hi). From my amateur eye, it looked like Holloway already has a game that will translate nicely into the pros, but he obviously needs to work on some things, as you stated.
     
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    I love guys who play like he does. But Im not so sure soft hands/stick handling is all that developable. Like anything, one can improve on it though.
     
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    Yup, this is why I am very high on him having a pro career. I don't think he'll ever be a "scoring threat" in the pros, but everything about his game OTHER than scoring just screams "pro hockey player". I
     
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    Friendly reminder Holloway plays at 3:00 pm MST.

    They play #1 ranked Minnesota again

     
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    I hope he can get past the mental trauma of Caufield constantly badgering him about the WJ results.:)
     
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    To me, Holloway looks like a better version of Ryan Jones. You love the guy, he’s gonna score the greasy hard goals and be very hard on the forecheck. I see Holloway as the ideal 2nd line grinder with talent plus pk time. Essentially a better Maroon.
     
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    Holloway with a nice cross pass on a 3 on 2 that led to a grade A chance.

    Tuned in a bit late some issues getting the stream.

    Badgers score the next shift to tie it 1-1 about 6 minutes left in the 1st
     
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    Wisconsin goal.

    2-1
     
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    Minnesota ties it up a few minutes ago 2-2

    Holloway just had a nice rush, went behind the net and fed a teammate for a nice shot on goal.
     
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    Another goal for Minnesota

    3-2 now for them

    Holloway is on a line with Caufield now which is good, hope they stay together.

    Wisconson to the PP now.
     
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    4-2 Minnesota now. PP goal early in the 3rd.

    Holloway just buried a Minnesota D man on the forecheck who tried to cut back the other way.

    Edit: make that 4-3 Caufield just scored.
     
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    Holloway muscles past the entire Gopher team, dishes to Caufield who misses the shot. :(

    *edit* may not have been Caufield, but missed all the same. Great play to set it up by Holloway.
     
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    Excellent play by Holloway just now. He gets the puck low in the defensive zone goes end to end dancing around a D man and set up a teammate point blank from about 8 feet out, nice save by the Minnesota goalie.

    His speed really flashes especially on this big ice.
     
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    That was an outstanding end to end rush. Started with good work by him in the defensive zone.
     
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    He's on a line with Brock Caufield, not Cole Caufield apparently.
     
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    Holloway held pointless in both games?? but played well from the sounds of it.
     
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    Hello Gene.
     
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    This could be a summary of his future, lol. It aligns to the idea lots of us have of him as a player who is easy to notice doing good things, but doesn't have the pure skill to be a difference maker.
     
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    Perhaps he can grow into the puck getter; room maker; garbage man for McD.
     
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    Is he playing centre on Wisconsin?
     
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    Talking about the recent weekend series between MN and WI, keep in mind that not only was it played on a large ice surface, but the camera positions were terrible...very high up, i am guessing due to Covid. The result was that all the play looked slower than usual.

    I though Holloway looked like a dominant athlete out there, but not necessarily a dominant hockey player. He is fast...not blindingly fast, but fast. Also more powerful than most college players. He reminds me of a faster, stronger, Luke Kunin. Maybe not as smart.

    I see no evidence of an above average passing ability, or hands. Willing "mucker".
     
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    I think he'll be an NHL player, question is if he can help out the top 6 or if he is a utility bottom 6 dude.
     

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