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03-21-2012, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by AquaticBirdman View Post
Amazing stats aside, what often goes overlooked about Geno, and still bugs the hell out of me till this day, is that his work ethic is still often overlooked. A lot of ignorant people still get caught up in the whole "Russians are lazy and arrogant" stigma, and I have no doubt that there are alot of people that place the same ridiculous stereotype on Geno. Needless to say though the man is an absolute workhorse on the ice every single shift, at BOTH ends! We often applaud Sid for his work ethic, but if you ask me I don't think Geno is far behind either, as he plays with just as much intensity and fire in his eyes as any other guy on this team.
He's guilty of doing fly-bys on the defensive side of things, even now. But his ability to read the play allows him to get away with that more often than not.

My hope is that he finds the proper balance between the high risk/high reward play and when to make the simple chip out of the zone or dump in at the end of a long shift.

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