Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Predators Reassign Steve Begin
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12-19-2010, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by SLake View Post
I thought Begin looked lost yesterday in New Jersey having not gone through training camp and having to learn our systems on the fly, but tonight it seemed to click with him a little that if he wasn't going to necessarily have all the systems down pat, he'd make an impact physically.

Lemme just say Ponikarovsky saw the check coming and turned his back at the last minute. Begin had no way to stop and Alex needs to be held responsible there too. Begin did not fully extend his arms on the hit and clearly tried to hold up, but was already too committed to avoid contact. That being said, he was taking a run at Ponikarovsky because he got confused in coverage and was late to get down on Alex P. after a switch.
Ponikarovsky sold that call really well, I might add.

Begin played okay. He is what he is, a depth player with the ability to play the body and bring some energy. He served his purpose.

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