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07-02-2013, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
It doesn't make sense I guess to carve out the "shot" too much, but his timing, balance and instincts are great. That enables him to put alot of good shots on net.

Thomas shot in itself isn't world class from what I've seen. You can't plug him on the blueline and design a play to just get him open and let him live on his shot.

He scores most of his goals by getting of his shot before the goalie "finds him" so to speak. I saw him shoot quite alot in Juniors, I watched around a handful of games with him, he was the goto player on his team and they tried to utilize his shot as much as possible, and it was good but definitely not world class. AO. A younger Kariya (I recon many only remembers the shell). Stamkos. And so forth.
He has a rocket. He can easily set up at the point and just rip shots. He has something this team sorely lacks, a shooters mentality.

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