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09-27-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Anton Dubinchuk View Post
As far as the NHL is concerned, he's a "power" forward that isn't powerful enough to play a power game or skilled enough to play a skilled game. Has size but doesn't use it. Hopefully playing top line-ish minutes will help him to round out the power part of his game and learn to take some contact, because some size and power from the fourth line would be much appreciated on this roster. Truly not sure of the British style of play, whether or not it's more power and speed focused like the NHL or more creativity and open-ice focused like some of the other European leagues, but he could definitely stand to learn to put his body on the line.
looks like you might get your wish

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