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03-25-2007, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by drsingle View Post
handtrick, the most interesting aspect of Radulov's improvement is his ability to stay upright. Earlier in the season, he could easily be knocked off the puck and couldn't forecheck with any degree of success either.

We all believed that, put on a scoring line, he would blossom as a scorer. I'm not so sure we all saw his ability to stay on his feet, successfully fight for the puck in the corners, or amazing increase in forechecking ability.

Since I really can't recall offhand, I wonder when that light started to come on for him and what impact Forsberg had on that.

David
Pred303 and I had just this same conversation today....neither one of us could believe how much Rad's strength on his skates and strength on the puck have improved this year.

I thought it would need a vigorous summer weight program focused on leg and core strength at the very least....

And from my conversations with the coaches just prior the trading deadline, I think they would probably say something very similair...

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