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01-02-2013, 12:10 PM
Join Date: May 2012
IMO, Trouba's looked more like Shea Weber than Hamilton so far this tourney, though I haven't watched as much Canadian games as US.
Also not sure about Yakupov/Afinogenov comparison that a lot of people seem to be making lately. Max always looked like his feet were ahead of his hands. Yak has great skating and great hands -- it's his thinking/decision-making pace that looks like it isn't keeping up right now.
Joel Armia - Thomas Vanek (from the goal-scoring to the dumb, lazy offensive zone penalties)
Seth Jones - Alex Pietrangelo (needs to be more consistent defensively, but clearly all of the tools to be an elite two-way defenseman are there)
Mikhail Grigorenko - Big Joe Thornton (offensively...Grigs has a ways to go before having a comparable all-around game, but the size coupled with the vision/passing skill makes them similar to me)
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