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10-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by od71 View Post
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.
Way to take a quote completely out of context.

Hitch was referring to the pointless east-west game that some skilled players play. Tarasenko plays a very direct game and that suits Hitch perfectly. The players said that they had more freedom offensively with Hitch than they had with Payne, an offensive coach.

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