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01-27-2007, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by inferno272 View Post
See, thats the thing, and keep in mind im basing this off of 1 game, nothing more, but the kid just seems to find himself in perfect position for gimme goals. Its not like the guy uses his speed to blow by people, or he powers his way to the net, or whatever, he just seems almost....lucky.

i hate to say that, since im basing it on such a tiny sample size, but nothing about his game screamed out to me that hes going to be a gamer. He just seemed to be....fortunate.

Obviously you have to put yourself in those situations by reading the play (hockey sense, check), by putting the puck in the net (finishing skills, check), etc.

A guy like dubinsky, though he didnt contribute much offensively, made his presence known by making things happen, using his body, powering through, etc. Korpedo used some speed and skill to make things happen, Baranka showed some good play as well.

Again, dont take this is a slam on the kid, i just dont know enough about his game to say anything other than what i noticed in this one game.

assuming the rangers are off on the 17th of Feb, I will surely be catching their next telecast.
The 1st and especially the 2nd goals were just nice shots through the five-hole from the slot. The 3rd goal was a gimme but that was because he know to head to the net with his stick down.

The best players are the players who know where to go when they don't have the puck, the players who know how to get open...that is HUGE in hockey. Its not just about stick handling through players. Shanny not just known for his great shot but for the fact he is so good at being in the right spot and getting open. Don't underestimate that sort of talent in a player that can't really be taught.

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