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04-15-2009, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrei Kosteegin View Post
The stupid thing is when people compare him to Lucic. They both play totally different styles of hockey, the only thing really in common are they have good size.

Latendresse is a skilled player with size while Lucic is a powerforward. Latendresse would've had around 20 goals this year if he was healthy the whole year and that's playing on the third line with 2 guys not well known for their offense. Compare Lats this year to Lats from last year and it is day and night, he is a totally different player. He is still only 21 and he has the right attitude to improve his game (as we saw in this summer with the power skating) so I don't get the sarcasm about the "fantastic future, yada, yada" since if he continues to improve like he did this year he actually will have a very good future.

If Latendresse played with Savard and Kessel all year he'd most likely have more points than Mr. Hunchback himself.
Lucic doesn't have the hands to be a power forward. He's a banger that will chip in 10-15 goals. He played with Savard all year(one of the best playmakers in the last 10 years) and couldn't crack 20 goals, what does that tell you?

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