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11-30-2010, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JT Dutch View Post
... But this isn't accurate. Doughty doesn't look like a rookie, he looks like a guy who's being considered a top threat by opposing teams - which wasn't the case before. He's receiving more checking attention than ever, and his room with which to operate is smaller than ever. He also looks like a guy who's probably not 100%, but is in the lineup because the team needs him there.
I will admit, I exaggerated a bit for effect. Yes Doughty is being very closely watched out there. That's obvious. This doesn't really account for his powerplay performance though... part of that is the system, but the guy just doesn't have the confidence with the puck, and I don't feel like he had even before the concussion.

He doesn't look 100%, but whether that is the PCS or conditioning we just don't know.

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