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11-09-2006, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by geeman View Post
I was at the Ice Dogs London game last night, here is my report .


above average speed, and good hockey skills. Looks bigger than his 5`11" listing.
Has definite skills on the power play , see the play well , good shot .

Cons -

a lazy defender, he got beat many times along the boards , but was unwilling to work to get the puck , and floated most of the night . He got pushed around the boards , and didn`t look interested in some plays. His hands are good , not great .

Overall -

he is clearly a notch below his brother Andrei , in terms of top end speed, quickness, puck control, and smarts . Folks Andrei has an extra gear he doesn`t have. I don`t see him in our plans moving forward , he is a soft one dimensional
offensive player who may not compete everynight , and is not a top 2 line player in my opinion. His defensive problems and lack of strength , will prevent him from being
a regular in the NHL.

Next up a Hamilton report this weekend at the ACC.
Wow ! And we have a pair of those. Some pro teams in Russia will be happy to have them in a near future.

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