John Klingberg, modern defencemen, and optimizing power plays

Certain players do specific things on the ice so well and so often that they eventually become trademark moves that we associate with their game.

Connor McDavid bearing down on a goalie at the speed of light, forcing them to slide across the crease with him, before gently flipping the puck against the grain, over their shoulder and into an open cage. Alex Ovechkin standing in his left circle office on the power play, waiting for his opportunity to blast the puck past awaiting goalies. Mark Stone lifting an opponent's stick right before they're about to play the puck, taking it for himself instead. Sidney Crosby and his freakish hand-eye coordination, which allows him to wield his stick like a baseball bat and consistently redirect the puck out of mid-air.

Let's add John Klingberg's ability t

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