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01-22-2013, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by OCTA8ON View Post
Both Semin and Tarasenko have that natural, elegant, and quick release on their shots. I see Tarasenko as a Semin/Datsyuk hybrid. He skates like Datsyuk and dekes similar to him (but not as well) while sniping like Semin (although not as well).

On a side note, people automatically associate Semin negatively. You can't JUST look at his lazyness. If you're going to acknowledge that, then you have to at least give credit to his sniping ability too.
Honestly, the guy you're looking for is Mogilny. Tarasenko, ultimately, is unique and there are certainly differences - Tarasenko is stronger and feistier - but as long as we're comparing him to elite Russian forwards, he's the guy who comes to mind for me.

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