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01-10-2013, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarkko Immonen View Post
Don't think Yogan is that kind of heavyweight, exactly. Would rather see him develop his skills.

If Yoggi ever wants to play in the NHL, he'd be wise to re-fashion himself into a middleweight fighter.

He's in a way like Kreider, but not as good at anything: decent skater, good size, good shot, can't create opportunities to save a life.

If he learns to fight, he could have a career similar to Darren Langdon, who played 500+ games over 10.5 seasons. Langdon was not huge, but was a very skilled fighter, knowing how to do the little things in a fight to wear down the opponent and prevent him from throwing punches. When given the opportunity, he was able to shoot well enough to get some pucks in the net. Yoggi is a better skater than Langdon, so he could definitely become a middleweight 4th liner if he learns to fight well. Otherwise, there's no NHL future for him.

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