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12-30-2011, 07:07 PM
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Chazz Reinhold
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Originally Posted by sw1tch View Post
How often do you see Kopitar wind up a big slapper? How often do you see him take the puck over the blue line and fire a wrister? how often do you see him 1 time the puck?

He is most definitely not a shooter, just compare him and Dustin Brown, Brown is a shooter and there is a pretty huge difference in how they play the game. Kopitar is definitely more of a playmaker
I mean shooter in the sense that his shot is better than his play making ability. Other than a hail mary to Brown last season, and one to Gagne this season, how often do you see him make great passes? The answer is "not often." He doesn't have that innate ability to make the players around him better with slick passes like Mike Richards does.

Kopitar has an amazing shot. He IS a sniper when he wants to be. The question that remains, however, is: how much does Kopitar want to push himself to get to those areas where he can best utilize his shot?

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