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06-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
I'm confused by a "finesse" "bull in a china shop".
He plays soft most of the time. He wants to use his speed/skating and work to the outside.

He needs to make the push inside more. That doesn't mean he needs to hit people, but he needs to understand he has the size and power to muscle people out of his way. He shows flashes of that, but if he hits his prime as he should, it will be a constant thing with him. Not only will he be a true powerforward, he will be one with speed and hands. That's a scary thing.

Originally Posted by DownieFaceSoftener View Post
It was, hurt or not, shameful as **** to watch him get worked on the boards this year and be the weakest attacker in a scrum with a body his size.

Not every play is going to a play wherein he can out skate and out muscle guys to pucks. He'll need to pound.

He can and does shy away from contact. Finesse does diddly on a forecheck with guys clutching and grabbing.
Exactly. He needs to push throw contact, not go around it as he generally does. As Coburn does, he tends to rely too much on his skating when he should use both skating and size together.

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