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01-24-2013, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
I think part of the problem is he has been trying to become more physical and its not a natural part of his game. Things like looking for the big hit, engaging in board battles or is trying to constantly engage physically in and around the net are not his thing. When he was allowed to be more of an offensive dman and a positional defender (like Tallinder) in his rookie season, he was very productive.


But for that to happen again he needs a good mobile defensive dman with him. Jame was spot on when he said Myers was going to badly miss Tallinder.
Not that I disagree with you, but it's pretty concerning when things like "engaging in board battles" cause a supposedly franchise caliber defenseman to look like he should be scratched.

In my opinion, he's had more and longer stretches of brutal play since his rookie year than above average play. He's got the natural ability to turn it around, but if he doesn't, his contract will be extremely hard to deal with.

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