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12-08-2006, 10:22 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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I don't know if you have noticed, but Latendresse is now the high man. When he is already in the offence zone his skating is fine.
But when he is deep in the defence zone, the break-out speed is still a bit slow, so now he stays high in the defence zone, it gives him that extra 10 feet and it has been working.
Surprisingly, he's very calm with the puck in his own zone. I find he doesn't rush hi splay, but uses his size to protect the puck and get it out.
He doesn't skate like Higgins, but if he gets in full flight thru the neutral zone, he moves pretty well and playing with Koivu, he gets the puck at the right time. He makes mistakes, tries some Jr. moves, but I don't think we could have asked for more from him, esp. during Higgins injury. During a few games, I had the impression maybe he'd sort of hit the wall, but he seems to always find a way to contribute.
Don't know if anyone read Koivu's quote, but hesaid he was impressed with Lats consistency.
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