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12-09-2012, 11:00 AM
The Mentalist
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Yes, he seems to be moving the puck very nicely now. It is when he holds it too long that things don't go so well.

Yesterday he tried to pass and it went off the defender into the net, but he got rewarded for trying to pass. Then on the 2nd. Gardiner goal he held it for about 1 second and moved it to Gardiner.

If he stops trying to beat people one on one when there is an option he'll continue to rack up the points.

Eakins has to keep beating that into him.
Comes down to elite ice vision with Naz, he's a creative player, his passes are at times too harshly criticized as turnovers. All creative players make high risk plays. As long as Naz is able to connect on these passes more than he fails and he knows when to be more creative, he will be fine. But I bet he can have a great game and some will focus on the 1 play that didn't connect. This is going to be the type of player he will become in the NHL. You can't stunt his creatvity, that's the player we drafted. He is what he is. No use forcing a round peg into a square hole.

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