Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by neelynugs, Oct 18, 2005.
Sheppard is far from dominating the Q so I don't know where he will be draft...
Top 10...even if he doesn't produce he has the total skill set...it may take another year to put it all together. There isn't a part of his game that has a weakness.
Hes not the type of player to score 100 points.
When you watch him for a few games you quickly realize that this kid is 17 and hes the smartest player on the ice in all 3 zones. Not to mention hes a great skater, he has a big body and he still has a high level of skill.
It is also impossible to take the puck from him. His puck control is similar to that of Crosby's...espcially down low and in the corners.
I'm going to call you on that. You did use the word similar, but comparing his puck control to Crosby's is still a stretch. He comes out with it a lot, but there is no real comparison there. Sheppard is among the best in the Q in that regard, but is not a clear, decisive winner in that category.
thanks for posting the link.
You can call me on whatever you want
He never loses a puck battle and he is great at protecting the puck.
He isnt as "squirmy" when he has the puck but you still cant seperate him from it.
Simply put Sheppard is strong on his skates and super strong on the puck, can lay a good hit, mucks it up along the boards, a real leader, has great vision and passing, has soft hands around the goal, goes to the net. plays all three zones, he is just plain awsome, look for him to get around 80 points this year once he gets going. His only down fall is his lack of first step...he has deceptive speed, but he needs to get his first step up to par.
I think he is a little faster more physical version of Travis Zajac really. Very impressive player to have. I really hope NJ drafts him. Sheppard will really show his worth when he gets better linemates. A player like that need is ultra effective with star player on his line. Asselin and Ouellet will not cut it IMO.
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