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04-15-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Minimalist View Post
Hello Panthers faithful. I have a couple questions about Gudbranson, but didn't want to start a thread about it. So I'll ask here.

How has he been? I was REALLY high on this kid prior to the draft. I loved his all around game, and I really loved that mean streak he had. How would you guys evaluate his game so far? Both offensively and defensively?

Is he still looking to lay guys out with massive open ice hits like in junior? Has that mean streak carried over to the NHL level? I know he has a cannon of a slapper, does he get PP time?

Thanks for any reply.
Evaluation of his game - Pretty bad earlier in the season; he's gotten better as the season has progressed. He looks like he belongs now.

Offensively - Still raw

Defensively - Improving. He was solid in game 1.

Open ice hits - Sometimes. He's physical.

Mean streak - Yes.

PP time - No. He's still too raw offensively. He doesn't pass the puck very well. He does have a cannon, but he's not all that accurate with it yet.

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