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01-13-2013, 01:28 PM
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Caught the Saskatoon Blades/Oil Kings live yesterday.

Focused much of the evening on a handful of players including Samuellson.

He didn't get a point and didn't register as a star but I can clearly state that Samuellson was the best skater yesterday for either side. His offensive creativity is better than I expected. He routinely was setting up plays and played a very strong two way game. Was robbed by Makarov early in the first. Liked his first two periods more than I liked his third as it felt like the Oil Kings were okay with holding the lead rather than putting the Blades away.

rt, before you ask about Lazar I have to say it's like I'm watching a different player than the one I was watching in October. In October he looked like a sure fire first or second line center. Now, I'm wondering if his role is as a energy player. Of course I wasn't impressed with Getzlaf years ago when I was drooling about the skill set of Sjostrom so take my opinion for what it's worth.

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