Thread: Prospect Info: Maxim Trunev webcast
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01-07-2009, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Just watched I'm watching the Habs, kinda fast forward to get all of his shifts so I might have missed a few. But things that strikes me:

1- Impressive feet, sharp turns, skate pretty fast, so an overall great skater
2- Impressive stick handling and puck release. Wrist shot is good.
3- Not so impressive defensive work, 1 shift there which he didn't put much effort there and looked a little lost and not that work to do on the defensive side of the game....and probably a lot
4- But pretty dynamic in the offensive zone, not really in love with the traffic, but not necessarily afraid of it, but clearly if you had to choose between perimeter or not, you would have the tendancy to say more of a perimeter player....but again, that might be too harsh.
5- Looked tiny out there. Some bulking to do, but compared to most KHL guys...he's young.....and guess what.....he actually is. So that's not a problem, it will come with time but you do notice it.

So I guess it's an overall fine performance for a guy of his age. Great scoring chance in the 1st, pretty average 2nd, much better 3rd period where he was pretty dynamic in the offensive zone. But then realize that the kid seems to be playing on the 4th line and doesn't have any (or that's what I think I saw...) powerplays and penalty killings to play on. Even in the 3rd, his team winning 3-2, I don't think I saw a shift from him in the last 10 minutes, if so maybe just 1 shift.
Thx for the report..

Is he eligible for the next WJC?

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