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02-08-2013, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by hek View Post
What has been the cause of his offensive decline?
As mentioned, the biggest thing has been not playing with a star, pure offensive player like Elliott. He hasn't really developed offensively like he possibly could have, but honestly I couldn't care less.

His defensive game has grown leaps and bounds and if he continues to play well and improve, he'll likely be playing top 4 minutes with the Avalanche within a couple of years. His skating is elite for a kid that's now close to 6'4, his reach and stickwork are very good. Him and EJ on a pair would be pretty solid.

One area of his game that still needs to improve is his passing. He'll make a great pass one minute, then follow it up with a bad stretch pass or miss-fire on an outlet pass that's way too hard and not in the right spot. It's the one main complaint I have with his game right now.

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