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10-25-2003, 03:50 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tampa Bay
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Nope, he looks like a rookie.
Most rookies are tentative in the O-zone with the puck and hesitate to shoot when they have the chance. They look to dish the puck off to tenured teammates unless it's painfully obvious they should shoot.
Afanasenkov has done this in every game he's played so far. He's in the sniper mold, and should shoot whenever he can. Instead, he pauses and lifts his head to find Lecavalier.
He's coming along. It will take some time.
I don't see it, I see him trying to make moves and deke. The Thrashers game for instance, he tried to deke the defenseman and got leveled at the blue line. He had trouble getting off the ice; in either case I don't think its a rookie mistake anytime you look for Vinny in the offensive zone.
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