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01-25-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by KingWantsCup View Post
You're right. For someone who really isn't that big he's pretty good along the boards. If only EA knew that though.
Hagelin plays hard and is strong on the puck, right now the larger defensemen are just using their size to crunch him along the boards and usually take him down to the ice... I think after working out with the Rangers and their training staff moving forward, he will get stronger and adapt a bit to make him a more effective player....

JT Miller is another prospect in the pipeline who is really strong along the boards.... Kreider too.... Both of those guys are larger than Hagelin so I don't expect their size to be as much of an issue.... But I anticipate the Rangers are going to be making life very difficult for opposing teams in the coming years, with the way they plan in the offensive zone... We are already giving teams problems and we've got guys coming along who will continue to add to that element of the game...

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