Thread: Post-Game Talk: 3 Stars and GBR: #57 vs. Columbus
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02-20-2012, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Senorchris View Post
One of his more impressive games, in my opinion. Looked a lot better in the offense zone with possession than he has previously - was strong on the puck, had good body position on defenders more often than not, and made intelligent short passes.

His play on the rush/chasing down pucks was as impressive as it normally is - it was the improvement in his play down low that really impressed me. I've felt it's been pretty much the only weakness in his game up until now, and although it might just be Columbus' awful team defense - it looked much improved tonight.
I realize (even though I'm an engineering student) that stats aren't necessarily a good reflection of actual play, but I've been amazed when I've looked at the team metrics these last few days. They basically all show that Hagelin has been our best ES forward, and it's almost not even close.

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