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01-25-2012, 03:39 PM
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One thing I've seen Nik doing that really pleases me is that he's really using his body out there. He's been doing the dirty work and I've seen him getting in the goalies face while the opposition teams clamoring for goalie interference numerous times on plays he has made. He is also often positioned quite well on most plays and very few times will you see him make a poor defensive play.

His speed is also often attacked without understanding the stride. He's what? 6'5" - 6'6"? He is by no means fast, but anyone that big will always look slower than they are due to their long strides. Think Blake Wheeler (who is admittedly faster than Nik) when out on his own he can look quite slow due to the lumbering stride, but you have to watch him side-by-side with other players. The guy isn't as slow as some would think. Add to the fact that he's playing centre and has to natural "fall back" on certain plays to sustain a defensive position and you can see how his speed issues can be overblown.

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