Patrick Johnston: Goldobin has his coach's eye — for now and for good reason

Toronto Sun
Patrick Johnston: Goldobin has his coach's eye — for now and for good reason
Patrick Johnston: Goldobin has his coach's eye — for now and for good reason

Nikolay Goldobin has started the season well. Playing on Elias Pettersson's wing, the Canucks hope he sticks there. When you see Nikolay Goldobin in person, you are immediately struck by his youthful enthusiasm. He carries a smile on his face. He's clearly at ease with his teammates. He's not shy to wear an outfit or shoes or a hat — like a bright orange toque — that stands out. Put a voice recorder or a reporter's note pad in front of him, and he gets a little cautious. You can understand why. Young players don't want to rock the boat, they're conditioned to not stand out too much, to not take too much for granted. And so, he's quick to say he's not taking anything for granted, that simply being

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