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Film Room: Kaiden Guhle is a brilliant defender with the potential to become so much more

Kaiden Guhle wakes up every day and chooses violence. Tune into any Prince Albert Raiders game, and that much is immediately evident.

Guhle responds to every action – big or small – with a reaction of comically escalated force. Forget skating down his side of the ice with your head down; simply existing on the same sheet of ice is grounds for a steamrolling.

With that, let’s say, unique level of physicality comes a shocking amount of discipline and restraint. He brilliantly toes the line between physicality and risk management, finding ways to finish off plays violently but rarely taking himself out of position to do so.

Overall, Rinkside's 50th-ranked prospect entering the season is a lot more than just an outrageously physical presence; he’s the CHL’s premier play-killer. Here’s how he does it. {{

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