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WOW | Tocchet reveals the true upside to Kuzmenko and it explains why they want him long-term

Published March 14, 2023 at 4:43 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

When the Canucks won the Kuzmenko derby, their truly wasn't any expectation out of it. He'd shown great things in the KHL, but lots of question marks rouse suspicion on his ability to transfer his game to North-America straight away.

Obviously, it's all history as the Russian not only merged his game to North-America without issues, but he did it in fashion. Though Tocchet gave an interesting interview today and revealed that Kuzmenko's true apport goes way beyond the numbers he's putting on the board.

"He has that smile on his face...I love the guy for it. He doesn't mope around. It's infectious with the team."




Tocchet didn't shy away from compliments when he was asked to talk about Kuzmenko's overall game as he stated that he was a magician with the puck and that he had greatly improved his defensive game.

Kuzmenko is on pace to establish a new mark amongst first year players for the Canucks. He just inked a two-year extension kicking in on July 1st, will the Canucks look into the possibility of signing him to a larger deal afterwards?
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