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02-03-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by RJ8812 View Post
Like Go For It has said, Washington wanted him because they had too many forwards and needed defenseman.
I don't buy that it was only an AHL depth decision for them when they decided to acquire a 22-year-old defenseman with NHL experience.

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And I'm not imagining that he looked bad...he did look bad. He can't handle the speed or size of the players in the NHL. That's why I don't expect him to turn into a legit NHLer.
He handled the size and the speed of the players themselves when defending them, but he couldn't handle the speed of the game itself. He had problems moving the puck.

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