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01-29-2013, 11:26 PM
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He plays for his nationÓl teams.
Yeah perhaps I was laying it on a bit to thick. He's as pro Russian as they come. Losing Semin, who he probably has been closest on this team with given that they came up together and were the only 2 Russians of the same age group isn't helping his enthusiasm. It's not to blame wholly but these things add up overall. And beyond enthusiasm he doesn't have all that much. Everything he gets he gets from going balls to the wall.
As far as last year, for all his sucking he still managed 38 goals on a team that had no offensive system and with Backstrom out most of the year. His assists did drop precipitously but AFAIK to get an assist you need a linemate to score a goal. Who did he have last year beyond Brouwer (decent roleplayer but there's a reason Chicago didn't hesitate to give him up rather than pay him 2.5 million) and Marcus "Marleau" Johansson? If he goes to last year's form with decent linemates he's a 40g 40a player at least.
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