Thread: GDT: U-18 WJC Day 8
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04-19-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule4eva3089 View Post
What do you think about Nikita Zadorov? ... it's not often you see an underage on the backend being brought and the kid looked good. Especially with his size at 6'4 and skating, he was on for special teams play as well so it's not like they stuck him to the bench.
Zadorov was OK. The Russian team was big on defense and up front, but I thought they looked much slower than in past years. To be honest, they weren't as badly outplayed against Canada as they were against Germany and Sweden. This Russian team was going nowhere from the outset. Next year, it will likely be different, because the 95-born group has depth and quality, but this year's group was not far above relegation quality.

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