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10-23-2012, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Yosemite Sam View Post
Some will say it's because Tarasenko is playing with Kovalchuk. It is a factor, no doubt, but it's hard to believe that alone accounts for the performance gap between Tarasenko and Kuznetsov.
Last season in PO Taras played without Kovy in the fourth line with even smaller ice time and showed the same performance.

It was a big issue in a media this spring whether will he go to NHL or will sign with SKA.
Frankly, I thought he would stay in KHL. Mainly, because of coach.
Whether will Taras suit to Hitchcock style of game it's a question
I remember Hitchcock said after the lost game: "That's what happens when players try to use skills". I think that skillful teams like Pittsburgh would suit him better.
Hitchcock doesn't like much to work with talented young players.

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