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2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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11-02-2012, 02:02 PM
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I am one who thinks his game is WELL-suited for North America.
Considering he loves to carry the puck, make moves drag it around in tight corners and play a bullish game on the boards and in tight spaces, I believe he could come out real big here.
Just watching today, I've been delighted by his skating, backchecking, all-round awareness and ability to give opponents fits when he's puckhandling. He also has made a few astute plays today to open up things and turn possible pressure points in his own zone into solid breakouts in the other direction.
Oh, and I keep thinking he's got better hands than I always expected.
This all said, as long as his mother is ill, the chances of him leaving Russia are next to nill. Also, as good as he's looked, I don't get the feeling that he's gonna come to the NHL and be putting up 60 points per.
The announcers are pronouncing his name 'Pay-trove'.
Sounds like Petrov Flatley. With better wheels.
I'll take that any day if he can hit.....but dread the "can't skate" comments if he's just like Flatley. (skating being more important than positioning and hockey sense to many....)
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