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03-20-2012, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by orcatown View Post
Gragnani -Mkaes play here and there but overall his play so static . Skates to spot and stops, skates another spot and stops. Good example is when the puck got deep in the Wild end and the Wild players dropped down below the dots to defend. Rather than move in and take advantage of the space, Gragnani stayed firmly right back at the blue line.
He's been (barely) adequate in the defensive zone, at least, but it seems to have come at the cost of his confidence offensively. I'm really not sure where the coaching staff is going with the guy; in a game like tonight where we had trouble breaking out and getting chances, it seems like the thing to do would've been to turn him loose a little. If he's just going to play timidly like this, yeah, we might as well have kept Sulzer.

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