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01-20-2013, 12:06 AM
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I don't know why people are getting after his skating. It's average at the very least.
But I guess people need to pick out something to be down about in ol' bitter nation. Just like the people complaining about Phaneuf and Kessel tonight.
No, his skating was below average for someone who's been playing hockey all year. If his skating doesn't improve he will be exposed by faster teams. I know it's the first game and nobody is really up to speed, but he's been playing in the AHL all year. I'm not sure he has what it takes to be effective in the NHL for a long period of time. The players on both ends of the ice weren't up to their normal speed and his skating wasn't keeping up very well at this pace.
It was only his first game though, so we should give him a few games before we start judging him overall. This game I'd say was very average.
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