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10-04-2010, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja View Post
I suppose you could chalk that criticism up to stylistic preferences. I have just seen him sit in that position and watch plays for a bit instead of resetting his feet. I have also seen him stay go to that position when he had a defenseman helping on that post, and the opposing forward had a pass option to the top of the circle. Not being on his feet means he's slower on the wrap to the far post, and he isn't likely to be as square and ready for the point shot if the forward chooses that option. I didn't watch him in Russia, but I would bet it is something he's worked on since coming over here. Basically he looks like a guy implementing a new tool into his game, there is always a tendency to overuse it, you know?
Very fair assessment, and it could very well be something he's overthinking and doing too much of. I haven't seen him really get caught on yet yet, though, but I do think the pass option might get him burned a few times before he finds the balance.

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