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11-15-2010, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by orland View Post
Very talented guy but I consider AA a "floater". He reminds me of some other Russians who don't play that hard for large chunks of the game but get by on their talent. It amazes me how he can vanish for periods on end while playing with 2 such hard working wings like Callahan and Dubi. Unquestionably headed towards success as a scorer in the NHL but he would be far better if he had an engine like his linemates. I'd like to see him score against the tough grinding teams such as the Flyers. I'm not sure he has that kind of heart.
Artie isn't a banger like Dubi and Cally, but that doesn't in any way, shape or form make him a floater.

Artie backchecks hard and is great defensively. He works hard along the boards and consistently drives to the net.

If you think he's a floater, then you don't know what a floater is.

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