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01-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackpot View Post
I wouldn't read much into his AHL stats.. I'm going to call him out and simply state that he wasn't going at it 100%, 100% of the time. The "kid" went from playing PLAYOFF hockey, to playing in the AHL while the rest of his team was dealing with a lockout. To assume his head was in the game playing for the Whale is a stretch. I'm going to assume all he thought about was getting back on the ice with the guys he bleed with during the playoffs last season.. He's still developing as a man, not just a hockey player, thus I dont think he was fully committed to Whale hockey, it was probably comparable (psychologically ) to getting sent down to the JV squad while Varsity was on springbreak..Just wasn't there..
I dont see why he wouldnt be fully committed in this case. Im sure he knows he has to get better. Half-assing it in the AHL doesnt really accomplish those goals.

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