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01-24-2006, 05:17 AM
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I like Foster so far, but the comparison to An_y _elmore has creeped in to my head as well, I must admit. And it's not because of something he has (or hasn't) done, it's just the way he has burst into the league out of nowhere, much like _elmore, and started scoring a bunch of goals. Besides, the scoop on Foster was that he doesn't really know how to play D. On the other hand, I don't think Lemaire would have anyone play for him if that player didn't know how to play defense (with the obvious exception of Zyuzin, but that's for a different thread
). Foster is a very good skater, so he fits well with the team, and JL can teach him the rest I'm sure.
It's hard not to. Too much, too soon. I'm afraid of when the dust settles. He's doing some things right as of now, but we've seen similar stretches from defensemen on this team that have become liabilities (i.e. Andrei "MOFO" Zyuzin). He still has alot to learn defensively. I also bet that his pinching on the weak side on some of those nice plays he made were his idea and not Jacques'.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not down on him, just a bit skeptical. The talent and potential is there, just needs to do it more than a couple dozen games. I'm sure he'll get the chance.
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