Thread: Post-Game Talk: Capitals @ Rangers ECSF Game 1
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04-29-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Coburn's skating is more comparable with one of our other 5 d-men's skating. Coburn is above average, I guess. I wouldn't go any higher than that.

McDonagh's skating is elite. And "fluid or powerful" is a joke because McDonagh is outright faster than Carlson. His skating is both more fluid and more powerful than Carlson's. McDonagh can catch up to Ovechkin in as little as two steps or so. He's done it a few times in the past.
Gotta agree with Jon here.

The reason why McD reminds me so much of Neidermeyer is because he pivots and can go from skating backwards defensively to then stealing the puck to then all of a sudden being shot out of a rocket and carrying the puck the other way with threatening speed that backs everyone off.

He is a treat to watch and will only get better. It's so easy to forget this is his FIRST full NHL season. My goodness.

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