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02-20-2012, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by johnjm22 View Post

Sutter on Anze Kopitar - "He needs to bring more energy and more purpose when he has the puck. It's not that he's playing poorly. If you didn't look at him as a high end offensive player he's playing well enough in the three zones. But, when he has the puck in the offensive zone, he has to be a lot more determined and purpose player."
Yea...let's jerk around Kopitar some more. He is only playing like management wanted him to.

He can be great as an offensive player, great as a defensive player, Or kind of above average at both.

Kopitar has had "don't do anything dangerous in the offensive zone so we don't allow an odd-man rush" drilled into his head for years.

It's his job to watch less-creative players try and be creative so he is in position to get back on defense.

It's *********.

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