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12-08-2012, 11:38 AM
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Just watched it and yeah that was pretty bad. Stuff like that can be weeded out though.

The thing that had me worried about his game last year was that he was really sloppy and forced a lot of plays.Kind of like Jack Johnson when he was younger. I was wondering if he could clean up his game and still produce points.

Thats the thing about a young Gonchar. He didn't start out with those instincts either. He always had a good shot and could get it on net but that natural flow for the game took a few years.
I wasn't happy with the Maatta pick, with some quality fwds still on the board, and the concerns I had about him in June.

But he is definetly getting there. I'd like to see him clean up his backwards skating, because it is so pivotal for a blueliner. He tends to overextend when he tries to poke check, and loses his backwards momentum. He needs to learn to straighten his hips more when he does that... It is nitpicking I suppose, since he is so young, but it does need cleaned up for sure.

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