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10-01-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MNWild9 View Post
Cakebreed was good at the first home game. I didn't see him play like Avery at all. He looks more like a goal score then a thug like Avery. Everyone in the league chirps and also pushes and shoves after whistles its a part of the game now.
The Avery reference is purely a reference to playstyle, leave all the other baggage out of it. Avery - back when he was effective - was not a thug, he was a pest. If you prefer (and if you're old enough to remember) I'll say Theo Fleury.

And that's what this kid is. I'm not talking about after the whistle, I'm talking about during play. He is constantly using his stick, at ankles, at wrists, not enough to draw a call, but enough to annoy the crap out of the player he's facing. He threw a sneaky punch once and was called, and spent the whole trip to the box mocking the guy he punched for throwing his head back. He never shut up.

He is also very clearly a skilled player.

Originally Posted by Dakota Sioux View Post
You have to be a complete azz to be compared to Avery. I will be watching him on nov 2 in Fargo when they play Chicago Steel. I don't know to many hockey players who don't talk smack and do a little extra after a whistle. I'd say there are more that do that don't.
It's noticeably a part of his game, as in, it stands out above just your average between-whistle stuff. Also bear in mind, this is the only time I've ever seen him, but by the end of the game, I was looking for him. But he was also one of Fargo's more effective players on a bad night for them. He's got good speed and anticipation, and he's a great forechecker. His shot looked pretty dangerous - its quickness more than its placement.

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