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03-31-2013, 03:01 AM
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Aceekay
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Originally Posted by WakeUpNHL View Post
Was at Bell Center for the Rangers game. Kept a close watch on Nathan Beaulieu's play. You can see the speed and offensive flair in his game, however, defensively he did not look good at all today... must have been the nerves of his first NHL game! Hopefully he'll settle down a little in the next game and get going.
I disagree, I thought he played very well today, kept it simple didn't try and skate it out of the zone. Good outlet passes and the only mistake I saw from him defensively was when him and bouillon were caught behind the net and allowed a shot from the slot. Other then that I can't see how you can say he was poor defensively, he broke up multiple plays and never got caught pinching. He wasn't a defensive stalwart by any means but for an offensive dman who has a reputation for poor defensive plays, playing in his first nhl game I think he did pretty damn good.

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