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10-17-2004, 01:56 PM
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I don't know if he's physical so much as dirty - I didn't see him throwing many hits in Friday's game, but he did go into the corners with his stick at eye-level a couple of times. He seemed a little out-of-sync with Getzlaf and Ladd, but they're still getting adjusted to each other. And he has no trouble keeping up with those two - in fact, more often than not, he was the one leading them into the offensive zone. Definitely has excellent offensive skills, it's just a matter of getting them to work in a team context. (I was actually a bit more impressed by Tomanek, Calgary's other Euro-rookie - he was working hard at backchecking, good to see in a guy that new to the league.)

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