He had something like 33 points in 32 games then slowed down big time over the rest of the season when he was asked to round out his game and stop taking chances. He needs to continue working on picking his spots so he can be both an offensive d whos rock solid defensively.
LOL dude he had 50 some pts.. Thats pretty good no?
It doesn't look at bad. He has a good stride and a really strong looking knee drive, which is important for a power forward type.
I agree. He looks pretty quick for a big guy. Part of peoples perception of his speed may just be his size. He looks like his stride is fairly long, giving the impression that he is slower than he actually is.
That's my take on it anyways. He still needs work though.
20:15 Draisaitl with a one-on-one move as last guy back. Got away with it but Yakimov chased him all the way up the ice and finished the check in the offensive zone. Seconds later, Yakimov connects with a heavy wrist shot that tickles iron on the way in. 3-3.