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03-22-2013, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by troyerlaw View Post
Orlov, on the other hand, man, I don't know if he's just rusty, but I saw him take about ten strides last night to get from center ice back to faceoff circle while chasing a dumped puck. And don't get me wrong, I like the guy. I like his hitting. But maybe not a naturally gifted skater. I still have visions of him getting torched last year by CHI's Stallberg. Was not a fair race.
I think you're right, Dima is very technical on skates when in top shape, but he'll never have a smooth Niedermayer stride.

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