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12-09-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by LeafDangler View Post
Your overall point is a good one. But the bolded above are ridiculous exaggerations. Is he a physical force, future Selke nominee? No. But he's not a liability either. The hyperbole thrown around this place is nuts sometimes.
Like I said, I've only seen him a few times. That said, I was not exaggerating. He most often parked on his own blueline, watched his teammates backcheck and waited for a pass. Now, in the neutral zone he was excellent. Great at picking pockets and intercepting passes. The instincts and ability are there. I have zero concerns that he will fail to improve in these areas and end up the next Nikita Filatov. He's already got what it takes, in my opinion. It just needsto become a higher priority, is all.

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