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Prospect Talk PART VI
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02-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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same here. His stats were pretty terrible for a player with his hype and skillset, but after watching him play in those big games, against some really good teams, he showed elements to his game that I though he didn't have.
But he did NOT show elite skating, stick-handling, passing and his shot was well below average. And in the AHL, before he got hurt, he looked like one of the better players on the ice. He showed the same work ethic and board play, showed offensive vision - pretty impressive. But not dynamic or the next Zherdev
I'm happy with his development thus far. If he finishes the year strong, has a strong start next year, I can see him getting a few games in the NHL.
I agree on all counts, except the stickhandle. His handle reminds me of a young Kovalev.
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