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09-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Winter Is Coming
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I know this probably isn't the thread to discuss this, but please infuse me a bit optimism on Bennett. I know he's a long-term project, a sort of diamond in the rough, with a great set of skills. But seeing his trajectory on paper, it is sort of underwhelming. I'm guilty of almost never seeing him play, so I'll reserve further judgment, but still, I fail to see how this undersized and underused 20 year-old can suddenly burst out of his shell and become the diamond we all wish to see. I assume next year will be huge for him as he should have a more prominent role on the Michigan squad (will it be as strong as last year though?).
I loved what I saw from Bennett in the USHL, but didn't think he looked very good at first in the NCAA. As the season wore on though he got better and better. I don't have a problem with his frame, he's got the wheels and smarts imo, but you could see him making Freshman mistakes in his own end (he loves to rush the puck up ice from what I've seen)
Personally I think he ended up having a very solid Freshman year, he went from playing every other game in the 1st half, to being a regular every game in the 2nd half, playoffs and Frozen Fours. He clearly had a much better first year at Michigan then his D partner and fellow Hab Greg Pateryn did, but next season will be a bigger test for him as I hope to see him pick up more offense. Michigan should be strong again next season but they are always strong, never seem to miss the FF's.
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