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12-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
He was always considered a "good skater for his size" even at the draft. Usually that means "he's not a completely terrible clumsy oaf on skates but needs to continue improving". From what I've seen he has good straight ahead skating but needs to keep working on his pivoting, etc
Yeah, like most big kids who grow that quickly and that much, they are sometimes a bit over-stretched in terms of core and lower body strength. That's why it normally takes the bigger kids longer to develop.

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