Steen or Skille?

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  1. Lupul15

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    Who would you guys take, Alexander Steen or Jack Skille? Skille seems to have more offensive potential, but is he likely to reach it? Steen has a potential of maximum 60 points, is Skille that higher? Steen is a better defensive player, but who has the best chance of putting the most points on the board?
     
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    Skille is the better offensive player. Potential to be a 35 goals scorer adding along the lines of 70-75 points IMO.
     
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    Skille is more offensive yes...but steen being a solid two way forward is more reliable and required in the new nhl imho.

    Steen could top 65pts which isn't too shabby...
     
  4. Towelie*

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    Hmmm, probably Skille. Steen is looking decent though, nothing special yet.
     
  5. Verbal Kint*

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    Colour me biased but Steen's defensive play should easily make up for what I'd project as a 10-15 point disparity between the two potentially.
     
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    Agreed, scoring forwards who cant play particularly well on defence are a dime a dozen in the NHL.
     
  7. Verbal Kint*

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    I wouldn't necesarily say dime-a-dozen, and Skille should turn out well, I jut feel Steen is a better "team" player.
     
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    It depends what team you're on. Skille isn't that bad defensively. IMO he's above average.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's above average but just merely average. He needs to work on it.
     
  10. The age and experience difference between these two players makes a comparison difficult. It's like comparing Eric Staal to Jordan Staal. (Well...don't take that comparison TOO literally...)

    Being a Toronto fan, I am excited from what I see from Steen, especially because of Toronto's "We spell the word 'prospect' f-r-e-e-a-g-e-n-c-y" policy of the past...
     
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    Great point. Skille's just now entering his freshman year at Wisconsin.
     
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    I'll take Steen, but that's on a very few subjective viewings. I like "the idea of Skille" (i.e. big young scoring power winger type) over "the idea of Steen", but whenever I've seen them (Steen much more than Skille), well... I liked Steen's smarts and overall game, general skill level, and I thought Skille was pretty invisible and ho-hummish. I'd ask my scouting staff to look at them more closely before making the final decision. ;)
     
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    I dont think this a fair comparison just yet. Skille is 18 while Steen is 21/22 years old. 3-4 years makes a huge difference especially when you are talking about players that are this young. Skille still has a couple of years to grow and develop parts of his game. Both are talented but this question should asked in a couple of years when Skille plays through a training camp or two and gets some time down in the A
     
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    I don't like Steen at all. I can't believe he made the Leafs. I haven't seen him do much on the ice and that terrible give away in front of his own net against the sens should have got him benched.

    From what i've read Skille is good in his own zone. I haven't seen him much so i can't really comment on him. Will have a better opinion after the wjc.
     
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    Ive never heard anyone knock Skille's defensive play. He has been projected as both a Peca and Guerin type player. He isnt going to be as defensively capable as Steen at this point but his upside is notably higher in almost all aspects.
     
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    I guess you didn't see any of his pre-season games this year.
     

  17. Steen definitely deserves to wear the blue and white.
     
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    Watched all of em.

    He's overrated this year by the media.
     
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    not really... his first real game wasn't great, but he performed admirably in the preseason.
     
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    I'll take Skille for my money. As a freshman he's already got a great offensive game and now will have plenty of time to tighten the screws on the rest of his game. He's gonna be a player.
     
  21. Kasparov*

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    lol

    I'd take Skille easily
     
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    Steen got a nice goal last nite, I would take Steen simply for his defensive play.
     
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    Skille cuz he's not a Leaf
     
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    Jeez a Toronto player over-rated - shocking! :amazed:
     
  25. kinda unfair ranking a guy drafted in 2002 vs a guy that just got drafted.
     
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