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07-27-2012, 03:55 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bethlehem, PA
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Thanks for the info, I have only seen him a few times (u guys lucky to have him) and just wondering if he plays physically much? Also hy did he play 20+ mins in the regular season if the intention for this season is to give him less? It just seems like an odd development path(baptism by fire?).
Larsson got big minutes early in the regular season because he was the teams best D man at the time. It was both encouraging and disappointing. Encouraging because he jumped right into the NHL and looked relatively comfortable with big minutes. Disappointing because he was a 19 year old rookie and the vets were being outplayed by him. The effects of the long NHL season wore on him, though, and he started to slow down. This combined with others starting to play to their potential (Fayne, Greene) lead to reduced minutes.
As far as him playing physical, not really. He seems to be much more of a cerebral player. He thinks his way through situations instead of hitting his way through them. I'm hoping Stevens being on the bench with inject him with a bit of a mean streak, though.
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