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12-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Johnny Utah
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Originally Posted by King Blazer
Probably the best way to describe his play this year is that it's been mature. His penalty time is about 1/2 of what it was last season. Except for the 2-mins he got a while back for arguing an offside call early in a game, his penalties have been reasonable in nature. He works hard on both sides of the puck and his game without the puck in the offensive zone has come a long way.

Kanko is playing with a lot of confidence right now. He's scored some timely goals for the Monarchs this season. A week ago Nowicki described Kanko as a kid that can put a 3" disk through a 2 1/2 inch opening.
I remember Kanko's first pre-season with the Kings, he had a bunch of goals in the pre-season and he was playing with Allison.

Then last year it looked like his offense was nill. Looks like he may have regained that touch this year though. People compared him to Esa Tikkanen when he first came up, but Esa could score 15-20 goals a year in the show. Let's see if Kanko can do that...

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