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02-16-2012, 09:45 PM
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Osprey
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Originally Posted by Gagnefan924 View Post
He will not want to play Columbus.
He may not mind Columbus, since it's pretty close to Michigan, which is where he's from, went to college and loves. He'd mind getting traded during the 1st season of a pretty reasonable contract, but he'd probably get over it soon enough. He'd probably love to be the #1 defenseman in Columbus. In LA, he'll always be in Doughty's shadow. Obviously, that doesn't bother him much, since he signed long-term, but he was the go-to guy in USNTDP, college and internationally, and would probably eventually appreciate being that again, especially in a more open, offensive system (relative to the uber-defensive LA system). It might also help him to get a little back to playing like the force that he was at those levels.

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