This time on The Tape we are diving into Nikita Zadorov’s bare-bones approach to defense this season. 1. Physicality. Hitting always has and always will be a key part of Zadorov’s game but it doesn’t have to be a bone-rattling open-ice hit. His six-foot-six, 235-pound frame is a massive advantage, literally. When he goes into the corner with a smaller…

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