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07-31-2012, 08:25 AM
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BenchedGuy
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Originally Posted by Tim Wallach View Post
I'm not sure if something changed for him mentally since being a dominant 15-year-old or what, but I have rarely seen such a scared player in the OHL. He'd literally wince before any slight contact. And he'd shield himself as soon as someone was within 5 feet. It was really sad to watch because it showed a mental state that was not conducive to this level of hockey. And that's not something that changes.
That is somewhat why I was hoping the kid could turn it around. Had the talent, was just scared of the game. I thought he might be able to toughen up mentally and play the game, too bad as he could have been very interesting if he had.

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