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11-17-2012, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Renegade Stylings View Post
I DVR'd the game and have only the seen the 1st period and the final play where the Pats tied it up, but I would agree that he didn't really shine through a ton in the opening 20 minutes like I've seen from him in the past.

His skating is usually super dynamic and separates him from everyone on the ice.
Yeah, this is why you need more than just one viewing to really get a sense of a player...

But yeah, during the game, he wasn't blowing past people or dodging them, but he was a very sneaky player because he can turn on his top speed very quickly and change to any direction on his edges while still maintaining a good scoring posture, allowing him to immediate sneak into open areas and shoot.

Personally, from that one view, he looked like a potential top 20 pick this year, even without seeing his top speed or elusiveness.

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