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05-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Duc620 View Post
Good point... his stick skills also work for defense and he's getting stronger on back checks. He'll grow under Sutter's methods. He'll learn to let the big guy on his line hit and pin the puck carrier and then he can come in to strip the puck.

It's going to be funny to see what happens when he starts getting some shots to go in. He could really come alive because he thinks the game pretty fast - made some amazing passes this year. Real top line thinking - one or two steps ahead of everyone on ice. Surprised his linemates a couple of times.
I'm just spitballing here, but I think Lokitionov and Nolan would be a good match down the line. Nolan is a big man that has good speed, a good shot, and nice touch on his passes. Both seem to have a lot of hockey sense as well.

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