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01-04-2011, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
And he have SMARTS. And when you watch him, you will see what smarts is all about in the game of hockey. When you watch a player like Kreider you are always frustrate,d like -- "why do not people pass him more, he is so fast and all he need is a opertunity to use his speed or shot", but he almost never seem to get that opertunity that we all know that he can take advantage of 9 of 10 times. A player like Fasth just goes and gets the puck. He is always around it. Fasth is smaller, slower and his shot can not be compared to Kreiders, still Kreider will get 2 opertunitys in a game and a player like Fasth will get 6...
I agree 100% with this assessment, Fasth seemed to always be looking for the puck and if his teammates aren't able to get it to him, he'll go out and get it himself. That's a quality I love in a young player. Also, he was rarely out of position in this tournament, being a puck hawk is one thing, but combined with not being a defensive liability makes for a bright future for this kid.

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