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04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Zhitnik threw his share of crushing hits, I recall him being the main guy assigned to check Pavel Bure, plus his memorable mid-air check on Foligno that knocked him woozy in the Toronto series.
He was heavier than 185, I believe he was listed at over 200 pounds, so he was a pretty stocky dman. His shot definitely was a lot more accurate than Johnson's shot, but he did have quite a good blast from the point.
Zhitnik was one of my favorite Kings when I was younger. I don't know what went on off the ice, but the day they traded him was one of the dumbest mistakes this organization has made (and they have made tons of mistakes in their 40+ years of ineptitude).
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