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03-16-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
I felt the exact same way, which is one of the reasons i'm so surprised.

I don't know if it was Tortorella, or just Hags wanting to take initiative to show he belonged in the NHL, but he has become a serious weapon and has even ironed over most of the holes I notices in his game early (puck possession + decision making) ect. His shot is never going to be great but it doesn't really have to be.
This is why I'm still taking the "cautiously optimistic" stance on Carl. I've seen too many prospects arrive like they were shot out of a cannon just to fizzle off. Prucha and Dawes to name a couple of recent examples. If Carl shows the same effectiveness next year, then I'll consider him part of the "core".

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