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Prospect Talk PART V
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12-22-2012, 11:31 AM
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Final score Finland 5, USA 1. Had my first look at Ville Pokka. Pretty much like Reinhart, there is no flash to his game, but is very efficient. High hockey sense, makes all the right plays and his first pass is right on target, keeping his team out of trouble. Defensive positioning was outstanding in this game.
He's not very physical but he does enough to take his man out of the play. Pokka didn't really do anything offensively and did not get any powerplay time. He killed penalties and once again his being in position, and making smart plays was good. This might be a good thing, I did not notice his skating was good or bad. The one time he had to handle a player rushing at him one on one he handled the play perfectly. He made a good first impression on me. One thing you have to say about Reinhart, Pokka and Pelech, they all have high hockey sense which I value a lot (kind of like the Red Wings).
WOW thats good news, mayby playing against men help him with "lower" competition...
Theres nothing wrong with a defensman who knows the position and can think the game, if he uses his head and stick and makes few mistakes then he does not need to be physical
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