Prospect Ramblings: Player A vs. Player B

Tony Ferrari

2019-12-04

Photo Courtesy of https://ontariohockeyleague.com/

 

Welcome back to my mid-week, every week Prospect Ramblings! This week I’ll be expanding on some of the answers to the question I recently tweeted out. I asked the Twitterverse to give me two players from the 2020 NHL Draft class and I would choose between them and give reasons as to why I would choose that player if the draft were today. Without further ado, let’s get at it! 

 

Alexander Holtz v. Tim Stützle

 

My Thought Process: Stützle’s rise in the first couple of months of the season has been astounding! Coming into the year there were questions of whether his play could translate from the DNL (German junior league) to the DEL (Top German men’s league). Stützle has put up almost a point-per-game and dominated at times in the DEL against grown men. After that, the questions were about whether the DEL was legitimate enough competition. In Champions Hockey League play, against the championship level teams from the top European leagues, Stützle had five points in eight games prior to his Adler Mannheim team being eliminated from the playoff bracket. Stützle is good. 

 

Why I chose him over Holtz however has to do with his overall ability to