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12-28-2012, 03:59 PM
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Not sure why some are surprised at all by defenseman looking shaky in the AHL.

That's not to excuse Morrow's -9 or whatever or the team's overall inability to win or defend, but the style of play in the AHL just doesn't make defensemen look particularly strong, ever.

In regards to Despres in particular, either on his own accord or by the coaching staff's suggestion he seems to be playing generally more aggressive in all facets. That's good for his development, but might not result in a great product on the ice until he works out the kinks. People are like "it's his 2nd pro season!!" Exactly. It's *only* his 2nd pro season.

The baby Pens just need to find ways to score goals... if that happens, the unavoidable defensive lapses won't be as magnified and the wins will start coming.

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