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11-30-2012, 11:20 PM
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He isnt Andrei Kostitsyn-bad defensively of course he is pretty smart the problem is he is more dedicated to the offensive part of the game and as a banging winger will often be the last player of his team on the backcheck. Won't do anything special in the defensive zone aside from looking at easy targets vulnerable for big hits. He will not really drop down to block shots or track down someone through the zone for an awesome poke check... if you know what I mean.

It is not a problem of being lazy maybe at the next level of course being a Devils prospect you guys will have coaches teaching him exactly how to play your system.. I'm sure he will learn right. As of right now though he is not being asked to be an ace defensively.
Thanks again for the perspective. I haven't had the chance to watch him play yet, but I'll be tuning into his game on Wednesday for certain. Wanted to know what to look out for And it's good to know that his downsides are coachable issues.

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