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05-31-2005, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Fletch
if Pock's an NHL defenseman by many people's standards, and had an NHL stint, why would he supplant either Lampman or Nycholat?
Maybe this is where the injuries came in. Nagging injuries, and time out could have prevented him from really getting comfortable on the PP and getting that feel for his offensive players. I don't know if this is the case, but it could be a partial reason. Nycholat and Lampman have chemistry with the other guys, and are used to the PP they run. Maybe Pock never really was able to adjust. I'm also not too sure if he'll make an NHL lineup on a consistent basis or not, but even outside the fluke goal I was impressed by him. He moves well, had good instinct, and was willing to hit and be hit. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he wound up a 4-6 d-man... probably a 5 who could play on the 2nd PP unit, but hopefully better. I def feel he needs more time in Hartford though...

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