Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff praises Lucas Raymond’s maturity, poise and resolve this morning, noting that Raymond “is his own man”:
Raymond’s own assessment of his game also is supplying indications that he treasures being considered an all-around player above all else.
“I think my main thing is to try to go out there and skate real hard,” Raymond said. “I feel like if I’m playing with pace I get into situations with speed and I get out of them with speed as well and get closer to the puck and get the puck as much as possible.
“So I think that’s my main thing coming into games and practices.”
His learning curve is proving to be impressive. He’s a quick study but perhaps more importantly, is the first to admit that he’s a long way from having it all figured out.
“I’m trying to find my game and I’m still learning every day and trying to get better at the areas that are my weaknesses and always trying to improve my strengths,” Raymond said. “But overall, I’m just trying to be an offensive forward who you can count on defensively, who plays hard every night. I’m still working and going to find my identity as it goes on.”