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01-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
My thoughts on Dumba from the scrimmage:
Looked so much better than expected.
Halfway through the scrimmage, he switched teams and started getting double shifted. Literally on the ice every other shift and for full shifts, not short ones. You could tell he was getting thrown to the wolves but he held his ground pretty well. Good sign that his conditioning is up to snuff.
His skating doesn't seem to be an issue at all. If anything, he's unsure of where he should be (not so much poor hockey IQ as in just got tossed into a completely different team/system) so he is constantly looking around making sure he's not about to be burned. But lateral/backwards skating looked just fine. Can't recall if he had any straight up speedy 1-on-1's to defend though.
Great shooting and had some awesome one-timers. Got an assist as a one-timer rebound was knocked in.
His passes were a little off but not bad, I'm sure it's a big adjustment to anticipating where NHL's are vs juniors.
He looks like he would be able to hang in the NHL now but still could use some development time to really come out of his shell.
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