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08-04-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by StrappingYoungChad View Post
I just watched the CAN RUS semi final game from 2012's WJC...

I'm just blown away at how good this guy was a year and a half ago. His offensive skill-set really is elite. Unreal vision, great release, powerful and fluid stride, and excellent hands...

Cant wait to watch him play with Ovechkin.
Whenever I watch Kuznetsov, the thing that blows me away is how effortless it all looks like to him. He's a big man at 6 3", but the way he can change gears is remarkable. Such a good mind for the game too, always seems to be arriving in open ice at the right time to create an offensive opportunity. And then you're right, you sprinkle in elite vision, sublime passing, finishing, and shooting skills...

Honestly, he looks a lot like a young Malkin to me, with a bit of Datsyukian mixed in. Less physical dominance than Geno, better skater, more elusiveness. His skill is at the same level. He's that good.

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