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04-06-2013, 09:39 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
I think the bigger story is Stu Bickel's rush from his own end to gain zone entry on the PP. He cut through that defender like swiss cheese.

Maybe he was being mishandled?
That's one of the biggest things that separate good AHL players from good NHL players--mobility. Bickel can skate well enough to succeed against inferior AHL competition. Against more agile, aggressive NHL pros, he just doesn't have the skating ability to even attempt plays like that.

Even on a PP, he'd be shutdown at center or wiped out at the blue line if he were up in the NHL. Nine times out of ten he'd make himself look silly.


It's just pain.
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