Thread: Speculation: Off-Season 2013
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04-09-2013, 01:14 PM
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Stamkos isn't a center in the traditional sense. Nothing he does generates offensive zone time (outside of his vastly improved F/O%).

That's one thing he could focus on more imo. Using his body to shield the puck better. He relies on his "wingers" to generate offensive chances far too often. But overall, the biggest improvement to his game will come in the D-Zone. If he were better at that, he'd have more puck possession by default.

So, he's loafed 3/4 of this year in his own end, loafed half the season in the faceoff dot and could stand to improve with his back to the net in the Offensive Zone. If he were perfect, he'd have nothing to work on. Him losing the Rocket and potentially the Art Ross when both were very attainable should be plenty of motivation going forward.

I hope Ovi is back. He's probably watched plenty of tape of Stamkos. If Ovi can incorporate the Rink Ninja Attributes of Stamkos, I'd say he's back. He still blows nuts in his own end and in the NZ though.

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