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02-28-2013, 12:30 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
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What has he asked him to do that's outside of his style?
Well, he's being asked to hound the puck more like Hagelin and Callahan.
And again, it's not something he's very accustomed to.
It isn't as though he's defying his coach, either. Because in Montreal he was doing exactly what Tortorella asked. He was hounding the puck. Very well, too.
He has made the effort in changing his game, and has made the effort in covering his defensive assignments. He hasn't been a liability. 8 of his 11 games, no goals were scored while he was on the ice.
Look, if he isn't ready that's one thing. But while he IS here, he should be used in a way that will maximize his skills. It doesn't do him any good, or the team, to put him in a role that he is not excelling in.
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