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Bonin21 wrote:


We are always stacked with guys that have magical hands in HS/juniors but not elite skating. That’s why some guys can’t make the transition to college and fizzle out when they get to campus, or stay in the ECHL/AHL. His skills are good enough to prevent that, but we should get at least two years out of him because of the skating.

Based on the “cycle offense” comment and his grade A shot, I would expect to see him on the ice for power plays.

The comments on his skating are a bit concerning, but that was said of Johnny Pohl, as well, and he turned out to be a great college hockey player. Brodzinski has a great shot but comparatively poor skating speed. I think he broke out in the second half of the season, and I have high hopes for him next year. Lucius, it appears, is more highly thought of than either of these two.

If Lucius is top 15 in the draft, that puts him in an entirely different category. If he earns a “C” in skating and is still a first rounder, that speaks highly of everything else he brings to the table.