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12-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
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He is soft even by European standards. Everybody knows that in Russia. Plus, outside of scoring he offers
. He has no two-way game, he can't handle psychical battles. He is utterly useless when not playing on the scoring line.
Yeah, that was well said. You don't see very often an European player with such toolbox in NA
But my opinion was based on the fact that he has never had a real chance to change his playstyle for a smaller rink. It's just all about adapting and at his age it would be way too difficult so you are right aswell.
But anyhow, back to topic. Nice to see Pav bring some toughness on table! Somehow I've been missing the physical aspect of the game that bigger rink just can't provide.
And actually, thumbs up for Artuykhin not to loose his calm totally since it was a stellar hit.
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