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01-08-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by muzion View Post
Hasn't passed the puck the whole tournament, still don't know if he knows how to play hockey.
As much as I hate to, I have to agree, here. Having watched the Super Series and the WJCs, I'm left with a less than stellar impression. I see a ton of hype for him here, and I'm really not getting it. He's got a ton of raw tools, no doubt. Can't deny that. However, he's got terrible tunnel vision and plays completely selfish hockey. I'm not sure how valuable a player with blinders on can really be at the NHL level. Throw is the risk associated with his being a Russian player, and I wouldn't draft him anywhere near as high as most are discussing him. I see him as a huge gamble because of his nationality and his apparent complete lack of hockey sense (if he's got it, he sure hasn't shown it in the games I've seen).

All of it is Dave Tippett's fault. He's the worst.
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