.....Thomas Hickey is still my fave Team Canada defenseman. He had one mediocre game, other than that he was stellar throughout the tournament...IMHO. In comparison to Alzner, I think Alzner has more poise and is probably a better thinking player, but I believe Hickey is more talented, especially with the first pass out of the zone, and he's a better skater too. I don't think there's anything that Hickey is better at than the rest of the Team Canada blueliners, but overall, I think he has better skills than the rest. Compared to other defensemen for example, Doughty has a huge shot, Subban is more physical, Schenn and Pyett might be better skaters...but combining all skills, I think Hickey is better rounded than the rest. I wouldn't label Hickey a mistake pick just yet. There's no doubt he was a surprise when selected, but I don't think he's a mistake...D'
Posted on Jan 6, 2008, 7:36 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206