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10-29-2012, 09:20 AM
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In the second period of last weekend's Saturday night game against Michigan Tech, Skjei had the puck behind his net looking up for a quick outlet pass, he hit his man with the pass, and took a big hit (off camera as the camera followed the puck) as the TV commentators mentioned rather loudly.

After the hit he skated maybe one or two quick shifts, but after the second intermission, he didn't skate a shift in the third period.

Before that hit he's been very good. Smart player. Very good positioning. Finds a way to wedge his body between the opposing player and the puck. He's strong he's able to push opponents around. He skates at an elite level for a player his size, and when he does make an error in judgment he has the speed to cover it. He doesn't make many mistakes. Very smart player.

He is, as advertised, in the McDonagh mould. Though, I see a bit more offensive upside, he's more willing to rush the puck, and he has a very heavy shot.

Outstanding pick, once again, from Gorton and Clark.

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