I am looking for clips of Konstantin Pushkarev so if any of you have clips they can share I would really like to see them. I would also like to hear your OPINIONS on his style and who he would compare to in the modern day NHL. Thanks!
I don't know if he's physical so much as dirty - I didn't see him throwing many hits in Friday's game, but he did go into the corners with his stick at eye-level a couple of times. He seemed a little out-of-sync with Getzlaf and Ladd, but they're still getting adjusted to each other. And he has no trouble keeping up with those two - in fact, more often than not, he was the one leading them into the offensive zone. Definitely has excellent offensive skills, it's just a matter of getting them to work in a team context. (I was actually a bit more impressed by Tomanek, Calgary's other Euro-rookie - he was working hard at backchecking, good to see in a guy that new to the league.)
I don't know if he's physical so much as dirty - I didn't see him throwing many hits in Friday's game, but he did go into the corners with his stick at eye-level a couple of times.
I don't know if dirty is the word, he's just adapting to the more physical game. Saprykin wen through a similar phase. They go out all gung ho but just really haven't learned how to hit properly a the WHL level. THe longer he is here, the better he will get at it. I'm sure the coaching staff has brough it up.