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02-27-2013, 08:31 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
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People keep saying he is playing with "no sense of urgency".
He has never been a lazy player and has consistently been recognized as one of the hardest workers at practice and in the gym. Yet now at the NHL he gets complacent and lazy?
The answer to me is clear as day. He is not reacting to the game, he is overthinking every single cut he makes on the ice. Because if he ****s up once he is done for the game. It's hard to play naturally with that kind of weight hanging over you. Which is exactly why he should be sent down instead of continuing to have his head ****ed with.
Nailed it. Kid is on the shortest leash imaginable and he's choking on it. Based on Tortorella's comments about Chris when he was sent down and then recalled, I think it's pretty obvious that the organization is forcing him to use him because they think he's ready and Torts doesn't share that opinion. Kid never would have saw ice-time had it not been for Hagelin's suspension / Boyle's injury in the playoffs last year.
Send him back to CT so the kid can develop. This is absolutely ridiculous.
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