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In Topic: Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

Yesterday, 01:58 AM

Fedorov, Bure, Mogilny - Russian wingers known for their two way game just off the top of my head. 

 

Jingoism

 

Edit: Yes, Fedorov was a center. He's my all-time favourite player and I just had momentary brain-fart. 

 

Fedorov was "soviet" center. Any center from those USSR teams knew how to play defense.


In Topic: Howie's ready to go

03 September 2014 - 04:54 PM

same stuff as last year.


In Topic: Nice article on Mantha

02 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

Zetterberg wasn't even a young version of Zetterberg. He small undersized and got pushed around too much. Once mantha adds some weight to his big frame, defenders will move out of his way or get plowed. The fact that he is willing to take the route none of the current wings roster will take is very promising in itself.

 

honestly, I would be glad to be wrong with my assesment. Right now I see him taking the same development route as those guys I mentioned. 


In Topic: Nice article on Mantha

02 September 2014 - 11:10 AM

 

Sorry he's not Wayne Gretzky....

 

It was merely pointing out he exceeded expectations.  Which he did, and was named to the All-star team.

 

What exactly were you expecting?

 

He's not Gretzky for sure. He is not even young Zetterberg or Hossa in terms of impact on the ice. He succeeds basically because of his big frame and basic hockey instincts which is ok for juniors and not really sufficient to become an impactful pro. All he did against well organized opponents is took the puck and tried to go through 2+ defenders. Obviously, it didn't work but he tried it again and again.  But yes, he got his 11pts. If he does not improve his hockey IQ, at best, he could be a version of Blake Wheeler which is not that bad after all. Those juniors were kind of dissapointing for me as I expected a lot more from him. I remeber guys like Carter Ashton and Zack Kassian leaving similar impressions...


In Topic: Nice article on Mantha

02 September 2014 - 01:32 AM

Why do people love to bring his 11pt is juniors as a kind of special success? He actually dissapeared in important games...