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08-14-2009, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
To further that, I think DL sees something in Kopi. Heck, everyone could see that he was running out of gas by the end of seasons. I think he got that contract because he "gets it". All contracts to young players are a risk, but this is a pretty good one to take IMO.
I am not really sure what you are saying or meaning here. All the things that Lombardi is saying is that Kopitar doesn't "get it". Cutting ice time anually, not being in shape, learning D in year three, out of gas at the end of the season probably isn't Lombardi's model of a young leader destined for Stanley Cup success. It doesn't really eek getting anywhere to be frank.

Perhaps I didn't understand you?

I hope he has the drive to get to that zone, and I think this is Lombardi's concern, hence the repeating of mentioneing Kopitar all the time.

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