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11-12-2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
Not even close really. Hartikainen is much bigger, stronger, and physical than Tvrdon. Tvrdon has better hands, better shot, and is a much better skater. I'd say he's more like Hall lite than Hartikainen. And for the record, as someone who's watched all Tvrdon's games this year, 6'2, 220 is VERY generous
I do agree that Tvrdon doesn't play as physical. But he must really know some people because his size goes back to being drafted, the Wings summer camps put him at the same measurements. It isn't just Vancouver pumping those out. He could use more physicality and awareness of what is actually going on in the defensive zone. I think he will pan out, but I expect a rough transition in the AHL, where a coach will bench him for how he goes about his defensive zone work. But his speed should help there, just curious what happened to the guy that used to be decent on the pk from time to time.

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