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10-15-2012, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by strutsboa View Post
Maybe it's just me being delusional, but I'm starting to like the fact that he gets ice-time in a defensive role in a very good league. Everyone already knows about his offensive skills and he has always been dominating against players in his own age. Sooner or later he will have to adapt to professional hockey, so maybe it's okey if he does it now and I think the transition to AHL/NHL will be easier in a few years for him after this experience.

He currently plays with PJ Axelsson (851 NHL-games), who could be a very good mentor for his defensive game. This far Collberg has only been on the ice for 1 goal against in almost 100 minutes, so I think Collberg is doing well so far.

Just like many use to say that "defence wins championship", I think it might be the same for Collberg. Start with a good defensive play and then get more and more offensive responsibility.
It was really disappointing when he only played ~5 minutes. You can learn but you don't get to correct your mistakes at this small rate and getting benched every 3rd period is just sad. 10 minutes with the Axelssons and a little PP time is fair but it won't last once the injuries are over.

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