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12-13-2011, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Revelation View Post
I think Stralman has looked awful. It hasn't hurt us yet, but he has been positionally dreadful. On 2v2s, he cuts to the puck carrier, even if he's supposed to have the open man, he doesn't battle for pucks, his stick work is pretty bad, and he flat-out loses his defensive assignments way too often.

Maybe he just needs time to adjust to NHL speed again, but nothing I have seen from him gives me confidence thus far. He could have very easily been directly responsible for a good 4 or 5 goals against if we weren't so lucky.
I haven't seen this at all. All I've seen is a guy trying to feel is way back into a rhythm. You can see he wants to rush the puck and head-man it whenever possible. He tries to create offense but so far he's looked like a slightly better Gilroy. I think he's still got room to improve as he gets more comfortable with the new team, system, city, etc. Give the guy a chance. He's definitely got potential, so its worth a look. Certainly better than Woywitka, IMO.

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