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01-21-2012, 09:27 AM
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Fulcrum
 
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
I think he has amazing talent and skill at the offensive end of the ice, but is more of a liability in the Russian zone. Allowing for his impairment due to injury, he played woefully bad in the defensive zone when other teams were cycling and forechecking during the 2012 WJC. He does not show a physical side to his game such as you see with Ovechkin and Kovalchuk.
You can teach the guy how to play defense in 2 years. But his offensive talent is undeniable.

+ Bragin was happy with his 2-way game. Considering the injury, so was I.

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