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06-14-2010, 03:39 PM
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I can't say for sure as I didn't watch him in Chicago, but I do know he had an ankle injury and got it fixed after the season ended. And I know that skating on a bad foot can certainly kill your mobility. And digging around looking for scouting reports from his draft days, he wasn't a bad skater at all.

But I suppose it may be better to think he's a flop and have him surprise you than to think he's amazing and have him disappoint you. I think he'll be a good top four defenseman for the Wild rather than a victim of the numbers game in Chicago...but he's going to have to bust his ass if he wants to stay on that top pairing. We'll see what he's made of soon enough.

And on that note, I'm not overly worried about next year's roster. I expect this team to do nothing, so I just want to see the young players develop and do well, just like I said last year. Problem is, all of the young players sucked or got injured last year too (Sheppard, Pouliot, Harding, Bouchard, Burns).

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