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01-25-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
1st in ATOI his rookie year, 2nd in ATOI his 2nd year, and 2nd in ATOI last year. The last two years he was barely behind the leaders, Leopold and Ehrhoff respectively, and the reason for that was some of his inconsistencies. They absolutely want him to be their all situations guy. Of course they expect growth, but I also think that they think of him as their no. 1, and they did when they gave him the contract. This wasn't "give him this contract and hope he becomes a no. 1". It was "we know he's a no. 1 already, and hopefully he can become Norris worthy down the road."
"We know he's shown the capability to play #1 role, AND WE HOPE he can return to that role... at worst, he's still an offensive top 4 defensemen who can skate as good as anyone and is 7 feet tall"

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