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03-05-2009, 06:26 PM
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Fishhead
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Originally Posted by SK13 View Post
Kopitar is a fantastic player, but he's not the same type of player by any stretch. Hemsky is the better playmaker and will give him 2-3 open nets a game if O'Sullivan can learn to read Hemmer. The problem is, only two players have ever been able to do that in the past - Petr Sykora and Shawn Horcoff.
This was my main issue with O'Sullivan. He just doesn't get himself in prime scoring areas, and to date he hasn't shown that he is willing to pay the price to do so. Hopefully things change in Edmonton for him because I'd love to see the kid succeed, but I won't hold my breath.

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