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03-17-2004, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ArtVandelay
I've said this on other message boards, so may as well complete the circle. One thing that has really impressed me about Barnaby since he came to NY is his on-ice intelligence. The goals and assists he gets (though they may be few) have nothing to do with skill and have everything to do with knowing where to be and when to be there. I am praying that Sather brings him back because, though he's just a tad loopy, he can be a great influence on a team of kids - this assumes, of course, that the rebuilding is actually going to happen.
Knowing where to be is a skill, a skill that not a lot of players have. He's got great vision of the ice and good hockey sense. He knows where players are going and where to go himself in order to create the best possible chances.

He didn't score a ton in juniors for nothing.

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