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03-14-2013, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
He started off in the AHL very poorly during the lockout. He broke camp with the big club, where he struggled to assert himself. Found himself in Torts' doghouse to some degree. Was injured, a healthy scratch, would see few minutes, and so on. Did nothing to force the team's hand in keeping him up, IMO. The skills are evident, but he's yet to put it together this year. He went back down a couple weeks ago, and immediately posted four goals in three games. Since then he's vanished, along with the rest of his teammates.
Thanks! I have seen him play in person and there is no denying the tools he has. I see him as one of those guys who can put up great numbers but wont be able to do it on his own at the NHL level. In his AHL stint has at least been playing well despite the lack of results? ie. getting good offensive opportunities, rounding out his game, bringing a consistent effort?

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