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01-21-2013, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Winnipeg Jets View Post
Yup, this is my thinking as well. I think Noel should give him a little freedom offensively as I'd hate to see him develop into a pure shutdown kind of guy. By all means keep him on the PK but give him some time with more offensive players. Perhaps stick him out there with Kane and Jokinen for a few shifts and see what happens.
Noel spent a chunk of last year begging Burmi to take more chances offensively. His commitment to defense and safe play is directly at odds with where he needs to get offensively. More experience will lead to more confidence and he will figure out how to better pick his spots.

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