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03-15-2013, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
Yeah, it's hard to say. But those 9 points in 76 games don't inspire much confidence given that he's not primarily a shutdown D. He's supposed to be a two-way defenseman with more of a lean towards defense. Guys like that usually produce decent numbers in the AHL when they have some NHL potential.

Even a guy like Aaron Rome scored 24 points in 64 games at the same age.
I think he is developing some of that offense right now albeit in the ECHL. One difference being that he is put in a role where he could put up some numbers. I suspect that in the AHL, he was put in a role of a defensive dman. Possibly putting him in he right situation, like Jason garrison in Florida, he can develop some of that offense.

It looks to me like Polasek is put into that purely defensive role this season

I think that the Canucks probably recognize that a setback occurred when he got hit by a car so that may factor in their decision to retain him.

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