Is Kendall McCardle a smart hockey player?

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  1. X-SHARKIE

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    I've seen this kid at the top prospects game and he was excellent. You can't really judge a kid how smart he is by tape...so I was wondering if someone could help me on this.

    How is McCardles awareness? Offensive instincts? defensive instincts? I know he has the heart of a lion and can skate...reminds me of Richards a bit.

    But how smart is he?
     
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    I've only seen him play once, but it didn't look like he had a problem with the hockey sense. I dont know if he's got excellent, but from the one game i've seen it looked average.

    I say he tops out as a really good 3rd liner that can sub on the 2nd if need be.
     
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    He reminds me of Adam Graves in every way.
     
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    He doesn't have nearly the scoring instinct and drive to the net that Graves had.
     
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    Well he has more playmaking instincts though and he's just as humble from what I've seen and heard which isn't a whole lot.
     
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    Not the skill, his style. Ans he is a very humble, sportsmanlike team player with enormous character. He's an old-fashioned player and they're hard to come by.

    Don't kid yourself, he does barrel to the net with average hands but great gusto. He'd get scrappy and take a hit for a teammate, and he has to be the best leader in this draft after Crosby, Brule and O'Marra.
     
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    Then how can he remind you of Adam Graves "in every way" if he doesn't even have the same type of game or whatnot? I don't even think his style is the same as Graves. I never got those comparisons and until he starts popping in 50 and playing the same crash and bang game, I never will.
     
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