Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Time to step up extra: A little more Nikita Filatov

I apparently missed this one while on vacation - a Jeff Rimer interview with Nikita Filatov:

The substance of the interview is perhaps less important at this stage than the tone and the attitude displayed by Filatov.  He appears to be saying the right things in his public utterances, perhaps a sign of a guy who realizes that he needs to play the Blue Jacket game a little better than he did last season.  

I'm cautiously optimistic about Filatov.  His placement as a top-two line forward doesn't seem to be guaranteed, but it's clear that he's going to take his shot.  And, boy, do we need that shot of his...

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