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04-08-2013, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by oilsp1ll View Post
I will also say this, he will be touted as having the same kind of defensive acumen as Couturier/Monahan, maybe it won't be that extreme of hype but his defensive game/battle level/effort on both sides of the puck is amazing for a kid with his offensive abilities.
That's something that was definitely noticeable too.
Seemingly always the first one back and is incredibly adept at stripping opponents of pucks with his stick (IIRC, managed to a few times without even breaking stride).

Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Loubardias on Shaw broadcast of Kelowna-Kamloops last night threw out a Brayden Schenn comparison.

"A better skating Brayden Schenn", I believe was the quote, which shows some defensive acumen. Hopefully he plays as rugged.
Now that you mention it, that seems like a good comparison.
Definitely displayed a similar edge from what I saw.

Craig Button also floated an Iginla comparison a few weeks ago and even though he loves to throw out incredibly lofty ones, I can see a bit of it.
He looked to have a special touch with the puck like Iggy.

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