Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/28/11 at 07:53 PM ET
from Doug McIntyre of ESPN The Magazine,
An elusive, skinny lefthanded playmaker taking Edmonton by storm? Comparisons to Wayne Gretzky seem inevitable, but Nugent-Hopkins’ coach in Red Deer sees a different parallel. “I played with Pavel Datsyuk,” says Jesse Wallin, referring to the Red Wings’ three-time All-Star. “That’s really who Hoppy reminds me of. He’s so strong on his blades, and his ability to avoid checks is as good as anybody I’ve seen.”
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