Filatov recalled/sent down thread (Called Up, Nov 26)
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11-08-2011, 08:41 PM
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I am a STH and watching Filatov he is anything but a floater or lazy.
He is definitely tenative, afraid to make a mistake with the puck it seems, but Murray and MacLean are handling him right IMO. They want him to use his skill offensively, hopefully he will on the next call up. Lehner was right, he really has too much skill for the AHL, he just needs to relax and let his skill take over.
His tentativeness on the ice really makes him look bad. Do I think he wants to succeed and be a full time NHLer? Absolutely. He is clearly struggling mentally which is making him look uninterested on the ice...which is bad for another STH like myself to see that. He complains about what he can do in 5 mins? Daugavins showed plenty, he made the most of his opportunity because, mentally, he is in a more positive state of mind and willing to just play. Just play.
Unless Nik can go and "just play", stop overthinking he will be doomed.
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