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03-12-2012, 03:56 PM
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I see a lot of people voicing concerns about things that were considered Hagelin's strengths in the NCAA. I'm going to mark it down to his game still making the transition to the big leagues. His shot is pretty damn good, not the best release but the accuracy is there and his hands along the boards are perfectly fine, maybe he panics and swings it the wrong way every once and a while but he is a player who will force the organization to make some tough decisions in the coming years due to his speed, conditioning, willingness, and age.
And his hands are pretty good, but when they catch up to the rest of him he could be a scary player whenever he breaks through the neutral zone. Also, he just completed his first 50 games in the NHL, and with 17 less games he has 3 less points than Anisimov. All things indicate that we have a very good player for now and the future on our hands.
Totally agree, we haven't seen him at his full potential. But his full potential isn't here yet, and its probably not going to emerge this season. He has plenty of time to maximize his game.
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