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12-11-2012, 10:20 AM
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Fulcrum
 
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Originally Posted by Dynamo81 View Post
What are your thoughts on Antipin? Always considered him to be solid but had the likes of Marchenko and Arzamastsev as the superior players in his birth year (1992). I have enjoyed what he has provided on the Power Play this year, 16 points in 33 games this season in the KHL, not too bad for a 20 year old. Hopefully he continues his development.
He is a good player for sure, but he is a center piece on the PP where he is fed the puck (by Malkin, Mozyakin - great players) for a nice one timer. I'm not sure it would work on other teams with other players. He is an average player in Defense. Tough, but he really has to be with his size to compensate. He doesn't QB the PP and is not a PK specialist.

So, he is good, but I don't see him becoming a staple on NT in the future. At the peak he'll maybe make the NT as a role player.


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