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09-30-2008, 11:05 PM
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A power forward is a player who powers his way to the net with the puck,
into the zone uses his size/speed to create havoc...
Hence... size,speed and finish.
GL is not that, he's a big body presence who has to hang around the net and get open for passes....he doesn't have the wheels to be a power forward, he won't drive the net with pucks because he can't beat guys.
But what he does have is a nose for the net, finding pucks and scoring close in...back to back 16 goal seasons, most his goals were scored within 5 feet in scrums.
Wrong. Power forwards are not do-it-all utility men.
Cam Neeley is a protypical power forward for the generations. His game was very similar to what Latendresse wants to develop into. Pretty simiar to Keith Tkachuk and Brandon Shannan in their primes.
You are confused by the likes of Eric Lindros and Rick Nash who can dangle the puck more, but that's just gravy and a testament to their talent.
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