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02-21-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by EastonBlues22 View Post
I think the bigger adaptation for Tarasenko is to Hitchcock's style of play, not to the rink size. IMO, he's having to think about where to be on the ice and what to do with the puck when he has it. He's a great fit for this team and a great talent, but that doesn't mean it won't take him awhile to internalize all the differences that he's being asked to make. I have no doubt that what we're seeing will all go away in time.
Exactly. Even though he has played years with men before he still is only 21 years old in a new country with new teammates, and his family isn't around all the time either. It's nothing that time can't take care of.

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