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06-28-2006, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Danny30
RJ had a tough time adjusting at the beginning of the season, but improved tremendously toward the end of the season. RJ, like Fischer chose to stay home and play his senior year of high school, rather than going to the USHL. Pretty close to the same reason as Fischer. RJ lost his Mom at the end of his Junior year.
Yeah he was timid to start the year. He was almost at the red line if it looked the gophers would lose possion. By the end of the year he was venturing up in the play and showed some of his creativity on offense. Being paired with Gololgoski helped adjust but i think he took on the role of the stay at home D man while Gologoski was around trying to score. When both could have stepped up.

One thing he did look at was his strength. He was caught out of possision and made his usual freshman mistakes. But i do not recall him getting man handled down low. Looked like strength wise he belonged. Not overpower folks, but on par.

Hopefully he will get some confidence and show why he was rated the best D man in the state his junior and senior year by some. Beating out Brain Lee and Alex Gologoski.

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