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01-25-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Shady Machine View Post
He is absolutely a 2 way dman and his path to the NHL is exactly what you expect from a prospect like him. You start out with time in the AHL then 3rd pairing NHL minutes. I'm not sure what you are getting at here. Also, it's not funny that he was used on the PP and not the PK. We had one of the best PK's and plenty of D to fill that role. Conversely, outside of Letang and possibly Nisky, we don't have any dmen with PP potential so he was given some time on the 2nd pairing. It's also VERY common for young dmen to need work on their defensive game. This is true of nearly all types of dmen, not just offensive ones. There is an adjustment period to the pros, the system, etc. You need to be far more patient with him.
Originally Posted by #66 View Post
He has a weird game. Not overly offensive and not overly defensive. I've always thought he plays like Jovo, without the big hits, for good and bad reasons.
He does have a weird game. TSN compared him to Bouwmeester when he was drafted.

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