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03-20-2006, 09:10 PM
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Agreed, the key is to look at what

Originally Posted by Edge
I think the whole package could work very well for Korpikoski.

In Findland he learned to play against men, was responsibly for defensive aspects and learned those various aspects of the game.

Now at 20, he can come to North America and start working on the offensive part.

I don't think Lauri is a future 50 goal scorer who was trapped in Finland.

I think when all is said and done he's a two way player who does a little of everything. That's why I'm personally not concerned about the time table he's been on. Both defense and offense are going to be part of his game and he'll have time to work on both.
he did when he had the opportunity to play against players his own age as in the WJCs. He did reasonably well. So he s progressing, but for those that are stat obsessed they can't see the forrest from the trees. Look at Malkin as an example. His draft year his stats were horrible.