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07-20-2011, 02:04 AM
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silkyjohnson50*
 
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The two players that i've modeled my game after are Forsberg and Datsyuk.

Forsberg's puck possession and playmaking ability has always been something that i've attempted to emulate. I just loved his ability to make a sequence look like it was happening in slow-motion. Watching him made me work on my puck protection and patience with the puck.

Like Forsberg, Datsyuk's playmaking and creativity is something that i try to bring to my game. Like pretty much everyone else in this world though, my hands could only dream of doing many of the things that Datsyuk's routinely pulls. With that being said, my stickhandling and skill level is decent enough to allow for some patience and creativity.

In addition, i really pride myself on my defensive work. I really owe this part of my game from watching Datsyuk evolve. Seeing him go from a below average defensive forward to one of the best in the world was very encouraging. Now there are times where i can pride myself on a hard backcheck and takeaway more so than setting up a nice goal.

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