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03-30-2013, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by nuck View Post
I am not sure what to think of him any more, after his fire and ice talent swings. Last year was a mistake, but wasn't he supposed to be knitted up by camp this year? Was the wrist thing disclosed as the ongoing problem or is this just an assumption?

No question he is playing better, and his trade value is so meager, keeping him is a moot point. Also he is physically mature enough to potentially make the jump and contribute right away, so dodgy AHL stats don't mean anything. A role of the dice but also potentially ready to help them right away.
He came to the camp without much practice and work since he was still healing if I recall. I've seen him couple of times and I've always come back impressed. Patience is the best thing for this guy who's a giant although gentle, he's extremely skilled and has picked ups his puck coverage and cycle work. I think we treat him the same way we treated Kadri, give him third line work and then push him up slowly and steadily.

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