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02-21-2013, 03:55 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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He's a decent second pairing defenseman who does everything well but doesn't really stand out in any way. A total Gillis defenseman in that he has a well-rounded game but isn't exceptional at any one element of the game. Still adjusting to the system but honestly I think he's pretty generic and I think Edler, Hamhuis and Bieksa are better than him. Kind of redundant in our system. I also think he's over his head when he plays on the first unit PP
and his much touted slapshot takes so long to wind up that it's largely useless
. But I still like him and think he'll get better.
I'm glad this thread popped up. I've been interested to hear other fans opinions on him.
I would disagree with this. Check his Florida highlights. His release is pretty quick, he's just not shooting with confidence yet.
Every aspect of his play is unconfident right now. I'm waiting to see him gain confidence in his play before making any judgements. Hopefully it doesn't take two years like it did with Ballard.
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