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04-11-2010, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BigFatCat999 View Post
Watching the National Championship, I kept my eye on Geoffrion. Everyone talks about ceiling but nobody talks about floor. At minimum, he's a Jerred Smithson with stronger faceoff skills. In the game he won 7 of his first 8 faceoffs and was constantly dominating the dot all game long. If he can translate that to the NHL that might be nice. I always wondered if a player can be a special teams specialist and I saw that with Geoffrion. 15 of his 28 goals were PP goals and he saw a lot of time on the PK with Wisconsin. He lived on the boards scrapping and scraping at the puck.

In the begining of the game he played a Hornqvist like role in front of the net but Wisconsin gave up this strategy and you started to see Geoffrion blast from the blue line. The power and speed was above average. Also liked seeinga bit of scrap from him when one of the slewfoot six that is the midgets of BC went down to try and take out Blake's knees.

The game itself was weird. Wisconsin is built with a bunch of larger players where as BC successfully cloned Steve Sullivan and put his 10 clone sout on the ice at forward which paid dividends. If I'm a certain CBJ floater in this boards I would worry about Cody Goubelef's speed. BC constantly burned him and the entire Badger defense speed wise. At the begining of the game I thought the Wisconsin goalie was out of position but it was the speed of BC killing the positioning of Wisconsin and getting to the spots where the goalie can be burned.
I am a tad worried, but that's more than made up for by Cam Atkinson's performance.

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