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12-05-2011, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Russian_fanatic View Post
Reminds me of former Canuck Mattias Ohlund to be honest. Physical, smart, good offensively, defensively, and always calm.
They are very similar in many ways for sure. Hammer is the better skater though. Ohlund's play really tailed off after the lockout, he was just a step behind. Hammer is just such a smooth skater.

What I love about him the most, is his ability to make quick turns with the puck in the corner and behind his own net to avoid being checked. Just no panic in his game.

How many times do you see a forward steaming in on him and he makes that quick pivot turn, and keeps possession of the puck while avoiding the on coming player. Then he puts his head up, looks around and calmly makes a great outlet pass. Love this guy so much.

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