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02-22-2013, 11:03 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
An important point is being missed: What good goes it do to get to a certain point in a straight line in the fewest seconds if the brain governing the legs is slow? A player with good vision of the entire ice and an understanding of the game has a great asset. A player who recognizes a second too late where he should be going or where the pass is most likely to go or what player to cover when there's a turnover or what the breakout pattern will be is a fringe player no matter how fast he skates.
I read your post and a name came to mind: Russ Courtnall. The guy was lightning fast but he often was... ahead of the puck/play... way ahead!

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