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Handzus Helped Shape Blackhawks and the Kings ( NY Times )
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06-07-2013, 06:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles
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Happy with him too, can't skate but that's it. Still can play, unlike Bruno. Deft touch offensively.
Yeah I talked to Murray about Zus's lack of speed and of course there was no denying it. Still, he talked about the ways in which a centerman can make up for a lack of speed and actually posited that it was the position with the least high-end speed required. With Zus's reach, positioning and anticipation, he makes up for a lot.
When he was in LA, I noticed him passing a lot of that on to Wayne Simmonds in particular, whom he helped a great deal. Simmer is obviously quicker, but he makes himself look faster than he is, too, often in the same ways 'Zus has covered his lack of speed.
Murray was really outstanding, I wish I could have published the whole interview somewhere. You could feel the esteem he had for Handzus.
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