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Dmitri Jaskin - Signed to 3 year deal by Blues
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01-31-2013, 01:35 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Some people seem to be getting excessively high on Jaskin.
I think the kid has done a tremendous job to rebound from last year. He is scoring at a torrid pace and this trajectory is very impressive.
However, there is a lot about his scoring that should temper some expectations (not all). The kinds of goals Jaskin is potting are not the kinds of goals he should expect a lot of in the NHL. The cross the crease passes that result in many goals for Moncton are going to be minuscule in the NHL. As for the goals where he blatantly overpowers defenders and backchecking wingers, there won't be as much of that in the NHL either. Both Sonne and Grachev saw their scoring chances dwindle because they heavily relied on these scoring approaches. Does that mean Jaskin will follow the same trend? No, but it is definitely worth considering.
There is a lot to love about Jaskin's game and his development, but let's not fall in love with the guy to the point where he has no flaws.
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