Not wrote:I remember watching Orlov in the 2011 WJC, I thought he was subliminally dominating. He made the All Star team. Romanov might be more physical, Orlov more skilled but the comparisons are interesting.
Orlov accomplished the above as a second year player at the tournament. I looking forward seeing how Romomov develops if he plays next year.
As I mentioned before, Suzuki impresses me. He does not have any elite physical/technical qualities but he has a nose for the puck and making plays. I can't wait to see him on KK wing in the future.
Brooks is being sacrificed by his junior coach. This happens at this tournament all the time where a player is asked to play a specific lesser role because of needs. He's been solid, dependable, plays first wave PK, but I don't think he's behind the other D's playing more offensive minutes.
What I have seen from Ylonen impresses my - he has jump and offensive flair.
Olaffson haven't seen enough to form an opinion.
Yolonen can make plays at high speed and while he still looks like a spaghetti, he has willingness to go into the corners and battle, seems like he wants the puck badly all the time. I wonder why he was a 2nd round pick. Some people mentionned he went off the radar because of the league he was in.
Suzuki is good with the puck on his stick, and is sound positionally without it, but I don't like some of his habits in puck pursuit and retrieval, he's always trying to be clever and avoid contact and that often backfires in the NHL. It seems like bad habits from junior. I just hope it's a matter of him maturing because he wont survive with that style of play in the pro game.