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07-25-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
That was going on all season though. Cally came out like a man on fire in the first game of the season, but he also had stretches where he was more interested in trying to dangle and make cutesy no-look passes than he was in playing his brand of hockey. He was also guilty at times of being a little lazy on the back-check. I thought Cally was better two seasons ago than he was last season, and I hope he gets back to that, as he's my favorite forward on the team (was tied with Dubi and AA).
I agree I have seen him get lazy on the back check, but I can't say I remember many games this season where he wasn't finishing his checks, or getting pushed around. Some games he wasn't hitting as much as usual, but when he did hit, he HIT.

On the other hand, 2nd half of playoffs he wasn't finishing checks and seemed to be getting muscled around and not fighting back. I was really disappointed by that.

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