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01-28-2013, 11:30 AM
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ReginKarlssonLehner
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Originally Posted by arglebargle View Post
From watching his SEL highlights, most of his goals are wrist shots from medium range with lots of space around him. It's going to be difficult for him to score like that consistently in the NHL because of the smaller ice surface, (EDIT: ) and better goaltending.

He's going to have to learn to do everything with a lot less space around him. IMO if he can learn to get open in the high slot (either by stickhandling or getting open for passes) and shoot in/through traffic he'll be a star. If not he'll be a 2nd/3rd line player and PP specialist.
You didn't watch him in the AHL, I'm assuming. Bingo's ice is smaller than Ottawa's as a matter of fact. In first 10 games he could really find any room to get his shot off and all but after that he was just nit-picking their defense like it was nothing. Shooting it at will from everywhere once he got the feel of the game and speed. I have no doubt that it's the case for him in this league too. Much more aggressive than he is used too but yesterday he handled the physical game MUCH better than previously.

I have no doubt he will bounce back. He was scoring at a 1.5 PPG pace before getting called up in his last 10 games.

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