Prospect Ramblings: Adam Boqvist vs Quinn Hughes

Cam Robinson

2018-02-23

 

Earlier this week I opened up the monthly Mailbag. Those pieces are always a favourite of mine as I get an eclectic mix of questions and honestly, the format allows me to ramble on a little more than usual (although I do slide in some decent rambles from time to time… like right now for instance).

 

One of the first questions posed was this:

 

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I was excited. This is a big question and one that I’ve been wrestling with internally for months. Who do I like better? To start the year, it was Boqvist but as the season has worn on, Hughes has slowly taken over.

 

There is a ton to unpack when it comes to these two offensively inclined defenders and when I began answering the question I realized I was well over a thousand words and had barely scratched the surface. And so, I dedicate much of this Ramblings to it.

 

The Overview

Quinn Hughes and Adam Boqvist have been the number two and three ranked defensive prospects on my board since the beginning of their draft-eligible campaigns. They are similar-style players that rely on terrific skating ability to create offensiv