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12-30-2010, 11:29 PM
Zach and Slater
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Originally Posted by Red View Post
IMO, his big problem is not that he's not been able to have a top 4 role or top minutes, it's that he handles the puck like a hand granade in his own zone and has major confidence issues. Putting him out there for 25 minutes a night to get eaten alive is not going to help him - the kid will absolutely implode.
Not to be a **** here dude, but those kind of things get worked out when a kid gets comfortable out there. He obviously isn't, but can fix that problem with ice time. The more he plays, the more he will learn to relax with the puck. This was a big problem for Tom Gilbert this year and Renney did the same thing with him, just kept force feeding him ice and in the last month or so he has been A LOT better. He gets ice, he gets more comfortable, he gets more confident. Another thing could be that he is trying to do too much in a limited role. He wouldn't have to do that if he had over 20 minutes a night.

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