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10-30-2008, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
To do some guessing here, what I saw of him in camp, I thought he showed that he has some ability, can hit, shoot hard, skate, but I didn't see that he could play defense. He made me think of an old highly touted d man, Glibert Delorme, all the tools but never quite put it together.

Now, I haven't seen him play much, but maybe after camp, he was discouraged, felt himself lower on the depth chart in a year that he thought he'd be close to making it, saw an immediate opportunity and took it.
I highly doubt that was his impetus though. He's on record as saying he'll do whatever it takes to make it to the NHL, that he loved his 1st year in Hamilton. He had to know O'Byrne was higher on the depth chart. I think he would have asked for a trade if that were the case.

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