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View Poll Results: Are Thomas and Castleman the real deal?
Yes they are both that good - we drafted well. 15 57.69%
Thomas is the real deal Castleman is a fluke. 4 15.38%
Circumstances make them look better than they are. 5 19.23%
Good question it is impossible to tell (or who cares). 2 7.69%
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No it isn't, but what about comparators like Merkley & Miletic ?
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Castleman and Thomas are both struggling this year, difference is Thomas is being propped up. Scouts see it too, 2nd assists, hogging the puck and throwing it away when he can't score. The heavy lifting is being done by others.


The Knock’s against Thomas are embarrassing.

Is he perfect? No

Hardly any are at this age.

It sounds like a lot of people on this board would prefer if the Dogs drafted more Brook Hiddinks (sp?) than Akil Thomas’. Lol

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Always thought Thomas has an Ho Sang type of player just wish he shoots more.
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No it isn't, but what about comparators like Merkley & Miletic ?
Comparing Thomas to only 2 other players is not really enough - statistically, one would need to compare, at minimum, the top 40 scorers to get an accurate picture.
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Akil Thomas' Assist Stats:

37 assists
<> 21 - Primary assists
<> 16 - Second assists
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The Knock’s against Thomas are embarrassing.

Is he perfect? No

Hardly any are at this age.

It sounds like a lot of people on this board would prefer if the Dogs drafted more Brook Hiddinks (sp?) than Akil Thomas’. Lol

As Tom Keifer of Cinderella once sang

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My only knock against Thomas are his pass/shoot/carry decision making (same issue with the rest of the team) especially on the PP. Hockey is a simple game. If you don't shoot, you can't score, or pick up rebounds, or cause scrambles. Yes it can also be complicated. But when you boil it down : The guy who holds the puck too long, is gonna cough it up eventually.

Most of my concerns on this team are coaching issues more so than player issues. The passing game is sub par compared to talent level. The pass/shoot/carry decision making is suspect. They're playing lazy hockey for roughly half a game, and squeaking out a win. All of that effects Thomas' numbers and draft ranking.
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My only knock against Thomas are his pass/shoot/carry decision making (same issue with the rest of the team) especially on the PP. Hockey is a simple game. If you don't shoot, you can't score, or pick up rebounds, or cause scrambles. Yes it can also be complicated. But when you boil it down : The guy who holds the puck too long, is gonna cough it up eventually.
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Then Roberts must drive you up the wall.
Roberts drives me up the wall. I've thought of making a drinking game where you take a shot every time he turns over the puck, but I'd be wasted before the first period ended.
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Almost every time he goes for a skate with puck
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