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10-30-2012, 10:59 PM
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The Zetterberg Era
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
I liked the way Tatar's skating improved over the past couple years.
During his callup a couple season's ago, he just didn't look like an NHL skater.
But last year, in the pre-season, he looked a lot sharper. And then in the WCs, he looked even better.

A lot is going to depend on how willing he is to pay the price. His game seems predicated on taking the puck to the net or going to the net when the puck gets there.

Easier to at the AHL level than it is in the NHL. I won't bet against him, because he plays with spirit.
He is answering that question pretty well. Like you said the step up where they can make you pay a lot harder and more often will be interesting. But he did do it at the World Championships and against the better teams. So he is willing as long as we don't find out he will get knocked into next week while trying it on a nightly basis. Both he and Gus have started driving the net a lot more in the recent games which is a good sign.

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