SKAT­ING

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THESE PLAY­ERS HAVE DIF­FER­ENT styles. Both have above-av­er­age speed. Kucherov’s move­ments are a bit more fluid and pow­er­ful, while Kane’s feet are as quick as any­body’s in the NHL. Kane can move east-west with or with­out the puck as quickly as most skaters can move north-south. This unique abil­ity gives him a slight edge over Kucherov, al­though both are elite-level skaters. EDGE: KANE

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