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02-29-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Hellion View Post
So you do not think that its possible for a 23 year old player, pretty much fresh of the boat from Europe to develop and assimilate to the NA game during 5 months of the season? You kidding, right?

That said, after those 3 first NHL games of the season this board was ready to ship the whole team minus a couple of players out of town.

For the future of the team I hope the people in player development show a little more patience than what is shown around here. Looks like they do not though
When you add in his lack of size and speed...yeah.

He's smart enough to be a good defensive player, I don't doubt that, but if you're 5'7 and a sub par skater, you're not going to be good defensively. It's unrealistic.

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