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02-13-2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
marian gaborik floats for the vast majority of his shifts as well.

Ryan Callahan is the exception rather than the rule...very few "Star" type players go at 100mph their entire shift. its about conserving the energy and ramping it up at 100mph for the few seconds where an opportunity presents itself.
Exactly. Kreider's "floating" is actually very similar to Gaborik's now that you mention it. He picks his battles and accelerates at specific times. He certainly makes lazy plays and has bad shifts, as any player does. Even Cally had that horrible turnover against NJ, nobodies perfect.

He gets top PK minutes at BC, and throws a hit as good as anyone. And players don't need to dangle like Kuznetzov to have hands and pass like Granlund to have vision either, Kreider has both.

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