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10-22-2003, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal
It's not going that well for him. He is getting some time on the top line which is great, but he hasn't really done much yet in terms of production. In the last game the other night, he was used less and less as he wasn't getting any chances.

There's no question the skill is there. His skating is top notch, and he has very good accelleration. I think the goals will come, but from what I understand he doesn't speak much English at all. I'll be in Hamilton next week for a 3 game trip so I'll be watching him closely.
The language barrier could be a big thing holding him back. It would hinder his comprehension of the plays, warnings or other things hollered from teammates on the ice, and his overall confidence.
I heard somewhere that he had an english tutor? Is this true or am I mistaking him with another Canadien's prospect?

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