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02-21-2013, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by The Zetterberg Era View Post
Actually has been boarderline outstanding during the second half the season. The lockout pushed him down the lines and his slump continued. His linemates have been awful for most the season and it sounds like Jokerit has trouble offensively and with health. But he has turned it back on, he is more a playmaker than the goal scorer everyone loves even with that big shot. I think the massive weight gain he had going into last year really hurt his game. He has dropped the pounds to play smaller and looks more comfortable. His bad skating is a little better the couple times I have seen him. It remains to be seen what he will be on this side of the pond, but he is getting some of his mojo back.
When I count his shots/ice-time, he is shooting most per icetime of this current season of his last three seasons. He is just not getting those easy assists from power-play, like he did two seasons ago. Then he also scored 10 of his 18 goals on PP, now he has 3 PP goals of 13 goals total so far this season, because he has not been on the 1st PP that much.

Only that matters in my mind, is his shooting and scoring. Assists can be so misleading and those 2010-11 stats were inflated by those assists. People are comparing his production all the time to that season, and wondering why is he doing worse now, even though in reality he is doing better.

Pulu is more complete player now, stronger, faster, better defensively, and shooting more than ever. Can't wait to see him at Grand rapids.

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