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Devils Acquire Andrei Loktionov
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02-07-2013, 10:59 AM
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Brylin was the ultimate utility forward. Wing, Center, forecheck, backcheck, setup or shoot bottom 6 grinder and was strong on the puck for his size. I'm not hearing a lot of those traits in comparison for Loki.
I hear you and I have my reservations as well...I don't know his game at all but some of things I hear seem to be red flags?
But On Brylin, he was drafted as play making center 42nd overall.
It took him a ton of time to really establish himself in the unique utility role...It was like 4 or 5 years Brylin was up and down between Albany and New Jersey.
The path seem similar at least...And every scouting report I've seen mentions his defensive awareness. That has to be the major reason DeBeor and Lou are willing to take a flyer in my mind...Of course, I'm just speculating but from the description of Loktionov that I've read here, I have to believe the Devils see something entirely different.
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