Friday, May 30, 2008

Robak, Colby - D - Brandon

Colby Robak / Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
D-L / 6-3, 194 / 24-Apr-1990

Skating: 70 / Skill: 60 / Sense: 55 / Compete: 45 / Tough: 30

Strengths: Great skater, smooth stride. Can carry the puck or move it equally well. Good decisions with the puck.

Weaknesses: Very little physical presence. Shot gets blocked a lot and doesn't seem to have good velocity.

Excellent combination of size and skating. Problem is, he doesn't use the size. Great balance and long stride. Does not initiate contact much. Has good strength but still loses a lot of battles. Can rush the puck, but vision improved this season to the point where he rarely carries it himself anymore.

Summary: Size and skating are awfully tempting, but the lack of grit is a worry.

Target/Want: Have gone back and forth on this player. Soft play is a bit of a dealbreaker for me. Would not take in the 1st, which is where he'll go. He'd be worth an early 2nd to me.

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