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11-08-2006, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Russian_fanatic View Post
How has Koltsov's defense been?
It was never absolutely horrible to start with, the kid knows how to play some defence when he needs to... its his tendancy to seek the offensive opportunity that got him in trouble in the past. I think Koltsov's defensive aspect of the game is comming along quite nicely: not so much because he is getting better at checking, but with more and more experience he seems to better realize in which situations a conservative play would be in order. Think back to Riga, he was probably Russia's best defender without putting up a single point. Koltsov is not always the one-dimensional offensive defenseman he gets labelled as.

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