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Doubtful he will get any taller. Wish him the best but just playing devils advocate here.
OW has twice as many goals than JW. Of course he has more shots, he's on the ice more, he also leads the team in goals. There is a reason for that.....
JW is soft and does not back check. The kid didn't exactly lead central catholic to anything except a 10 loss season last year.
The one thing the kid has that many of the other local prodigies didn't have is he has grown. I think I saw him listed as 6'1" somewhere which is a lot better than a lot of the local liliputin,' wee little people we have seen.
Both JW and OW have always been head and shoulders above their peers. Back when they were younger, many kids were like that. These two have continued to progress and are on track for great college careers (possibly a short one) and a very good shot at making a good career in the NHL.
Looks like JW is 2nd in the team in scoring and OW is 3rd. most would tell you that they have stood out more so than Eichel up to this point. Will be interesting to see how they progress moving forward.'
You are right, the gap has closed as it always does as other players get older. Crosby certainly doesn't score as may goals now per game as he did in peewees. These two have continued to be in the very top of the rated kids at their age. Although the gap has closed, they have maintained a gap, and that it what separates them from the other kids that peaked at 12. I said they have "a very good shot" at making a "good" career in the NHL. I know I will be rooting for them.
Over the years the DBoarders have doubted guys like Adam Erne, Ryan Donato, Connor 'Lil' tidbit' Garland and Walstrom....
Sometimes they get it wrong.
Daddy doesn't get you an NHL contract unless you're Ryan Donato!
My kid plays in the FPL. If your judging anything by that you have no clue. It's no check shinny hockey. The kids a very good player. Leave it at that.
I wonder why the kid's dad is so insecure that he has to come on here and pump the kid's tires. Seems like bad juju to me. . . hope it doesn't bite the kid in the backside.
Have you met him? Good kid, smart, respectful. He will do fine. And yes he has lived up to the hype. You can't hate him for that.
You hate him because your saint ain't him...
My groins are tight.But my snapper is a laser show!