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10-18-2003, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MassEnforcer
Neelynugs: As for the specifics on Zino. His skating ability is second to none. First step is right on. Great lateral ability and very, very fast. Clearly has Samsonov type skating ability. With the puck, he's very good. Can manueuver in and out and through defenders through the neutral zone. Had a bit of trouble with the Worcester defenders in gaining the offensive zone. He tends to get a bit fancy in an attempt to gain the zone, insted of sending a pass off to a clear teamate. But, all Providence forwards failed to gain the offensive zone last night with the exception of a few attempts by Corazzini and Gellard. Decent on the forecheck, very good play in the corners. His physical play can best be descibed as "chippy" at times but it's mostly a "Let me embarass you by my stickhandling" as opposed to applying the body. Has a very, very good hockey sense, and nows where the puck is at all times. It will be good to see him against a team that doesn't focus so much on the trap style system (if there are any left). He's still getting used to the smaller ice surface. Everything's much more compressed. All in all, this kid will be a force.
wow- great to hear such good things about zinovjev. thanks for the report massenforcer
is zina still playing w/van oene? who else is on that line? where does hilbert slot in when he's ready to play?

oh- it's also good to hear that stock is playing his butt off. maybe huml will learn from his example

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