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12-03-2012, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Volcanologist View Post
He can't do much of anything without the puck, and he's pitifully weak along the boards. The centre of the ice is very vulnerable when he's out there, although this is exacerbated by the fact that he's been playing against the same guys Kessel plays against and is badly overmatched doing so. Against lesser opposition he might be ok.

Getting 3rd line minutes with responsible/physical linemates he could be a decent asset for you guys. He can skate, win draws, and has some offensive skill.

I'm not questioning his offense so much as his defense and size. From what you're telling me, he doesn't have a physical component to his game. Which I agree with. However, your comment about the centre of the ice being vulnerable brings this question:

Do you suspect his defensive IQ is questionable, as in his positioning? Is that why you think centre is vulnerable? Does he read D plays properly in your mind?

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