Joseph Taylor Compher | Player Discussion Thread

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  1. Pokecheque

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    He actually cycles the puck really well. That's what made that line work so nicely is that they tied up the puck along the boards seemingly forever. They just couldn't get it away from the boards long enough to put it in.

    I believe Winnik actually does put a lot of shots on net, it's just that his career shooting percentage is laughably, almost impossibly low. Dude scores about as much as I did in high school.
     
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    Did I really just read someone thinks JT is slow? :amazed:

    Fastest player on the team for sure.


    Also easily my favorite of the rookies this year easily. Kid is a stud in both ends of the ice and the offense will really start chugging along soon enough.
     
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    Um...I think MacKinnon is still more than a hair faster. Girard might be too. But he's definitely not slow.
     
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    MacKinnon is quite easily the fastest player on this team (even if I think he's not as fast as 18 year old Nathan MacKinnon). Don't think Compher has him there.
     
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    It's close but I think Compher is faster.
     
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    Right now, I see him as our best bet for that 2C spot long term as long as he can amp up his scoring some more. It's probably just a young player consistency issue and will start to come soon. I want to see him given the 2C spot with some skilled players for a bit and actually used like a 2nd line.
     
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    Compher is fast, but MacKinnon is without a doubt the faster skater..
     
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    Based on eye test it doesn't even look close. MacKinnon is downright explosive, Compher is fast but not on that level.
     
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    Mack, Compher, Girard, Bigras and Yak are our best/fastest skaters I'd say.
     
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    If Yak ever learned how to skate properly instead of skating like a bobbing pigeon he'd be one of the fastest players in the league
     
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    Like I said, it's close but IMO Compher is faster.

    Mackinnon has not reached the speed JTC reached when he scored that short handed breakaway goal against Minnesota on Friday.

    Mack has the faster first step but I think JTC has the higher top speed.

    Regardless, both guys are lightning fast and easily the two fastest on the team though. JTC is most certainly not slow like was suggested earlier in the thread.
     
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    I’ve always loved Teri, but not even I suspected I’d love having him on this team as much as I have.
     
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    Hinote was the only other guy I can remember who was fast, yet had one of the sloppiest strides I've ever seen.

    Conversely, I saw Ossi Vaananen live a couple times. Great looking stride, but it was astounding how little power he got from it, especially given his size and strength. When going full bore to get to a loose puck it was like his skates were forged from butter knives.
     
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    The slowest player I've ever seen was Jason Allison with the Leafs. It was like he was underwater :laugh:
     
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    Just think--back in the waning days of the Pat Quinn era they just loaded up on any veteran players not nailed down and had like six centers on the squad. Quinn actually tried a line of Ponikarovsky-Allison-Antropov. I can't even imagine being a defender waiting for that line to make their way up the ice. :lol:
     
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    Pretty sure he's still somewhere around the high slot area at the ACC completing a shootout attempt from 2005.
     
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    Mack is the fastest player on this team no contest. JTC second fastest. I see the ROR comparisons but I dont know. I see more Mike Richards than ROR. Does JTC have the frame to add on some pounds? When you look back at ROR when he was 18 till now its pretty incredible. He was a pretty skinny kid at 18 and now hes a mini tank. ROR has the perfect hockey body kinda like Claude Lemieux did.
     
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    One of my favourites on the team for sure and his shot and speed are two of the biggest developments for me. He couldn't skate like this when I first saw him play. He still has a ways to go but I think he's going to be a lot better than he was projected to be.
     
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    He's not the slowest player I ever saw, but Kyle Wellwood always angered me for not being a faster skater.

    It should be illegal for small players to not be fast skaters.
     
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    His nickname was "Wellfed" for a reason :laugh:
     
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    Mack is faster, not really close
     
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    I went to google the video of the SH goal and wrote "Joe Compher..." Damn you, Eddie.
     
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    Jost isn't that fast...
     
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    I don't know, he doesn't look that fast to me. Since I seem to be alone with this opinion I'm probably wrong, though.
     

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