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04-17-2012, 11:03 AM
NYR Sting
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2 seasons into his career, and I'm still generally at a loss as to why his greatest strength prior to entering the NHL has yet to manifest itself. He has rarely passed the puck in the NHL with the kind of vision or creativity that he displayed in college. Even when racking up points with Gaborik, there was something missing. I think it'll be a shame if he can't develop that aspect of his game in the NHL, because that was easily the biggest asset he brought as an NCAA player.

He has become a reliable player away from the puck, more or less, and he has a shot, but those are secondary qualities for him. Or at least they need to be. I used to think it had something to do with Tortorella's instruction. I don't know what to think anymore. Hopefully, year three of his career will see him take a leap that allows him to feel more confident dishing the puck.

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