Kurtis Foster thoughts.
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01-18-2013, 10:29 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Jersey
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Just curious what pairing was Foster on when he played for the Devils? And what pairing was he expected to play on when you first got him? It looks like he's been brought in to primarily as a #6, PP specialist with limited ES time.
Yes. He played the bottom pairing but it was unfortunately when we had a lot of injuries.
The limited even strength time he was dreadful. We got him for Pelley and Fraser, two guys that were scratching on a daily basis and we needed to get rid of. So there wasn't much expectations of him, except to just come in and hopefully revitalize the power play while being better than Fraser even strength. Technically, percentage-wise our PP was better, but they probably gave up just as many shorties as they scored at the new percentage. I'm not too sure how much of it was him, or the players just getting used to the PP. You have to respect his shot because it's hard, so I guess it could somewhat play into it.
I'm going to look back at a January/February game to recall who he was paired with or the injuries. Now that I've looked back, yes, he was playing primarily third pairing minutes.
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