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06-01-2011, 04:00 PM
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Opened lanes by going to the net more which gave Semin more room to dangle. Also made an effort to look for Semin on passes which kept him involved in games. Going hard to the net on 2 on 1, 2 on 2, breaks was nice to.
In the end he had that tough but fair vibe going. Some guys just yell at people and think that makes them leaders. Arnott seemed like the type that was able balance both praise and criticism.
While the first paragraph was true at times, that really has nothing to do with his leadership/experience. Has much more to do with his abilities (in spurts) as a player.
I really didn't see the huge impact that Arnott had on the other forwards. There wasn't really a drastic up-tick in production or effort, save from Johansson. I think that was more to do with him just getting more comfortable with the NHL game. To me, Fedorov had a much more significant impact on the team's young players. I mean, he basically turned Semin into a two-way player.
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