Roman Josi: Your Honest Thoughts
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01-23-2013, 02:11 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Last year i use to be able to watch the games (here 4-6 am !) ... now, not any more.
How has he been looking like so far this year ?
I think he's been fine. We have all new D pairings this year, so there's a little bit of rust/hesitation with everybody. You can't build the type of chemistry Weber and Suter had overnight.
Nothing I've seen so far leads me to believe that Josi is not capable of playing the role of #2D. But he still needs time to develop. The biggest difference I see between Josi and Suter is that Suter has an awesome breakout pass. No need to skate it through the neutral zone...just tape to tape to a forward at the blue line. However, one thing I think Josi has over Suter is his slap shot.
In terms of replacing Suter, Josi hasn't been a liability so far, though I expect there will be some times where we see the sort of mistakes young players make. I was a little worried that he might look lost or nervous out there in a bigger role...but so far I think he's handled it well.
No complaints. Well, he hasn't scored yet, but neither has Weber.
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