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04-04-2013, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Stop Winnin View Post
So weak mentally. All the tools are there, just so damn weak mentally.
Agreed - unfortunately, it's also much harder to change that than it is to change some physical weakness or shortcoming.

Originally Posted by wshahbaz View Post
He needs to do some intense training like Cody did last offseason.
Being a better conditioned athlete might help but it's not a given that his mindset believes in making that kind of commitment. Myers seemed to dismiss any notions of what most observers saw - that he was out of shape to begin with. Sure, the injury in Europe hampered his training but he got off to a slow start when he went to Europe during the lockout.

His skating and mobility hasn't been as good since his rookie year - probably because he admittedly started trying to take on more weight in order to become a physical defender. Somewhere along the line, his head got messed up about what he wanted to be.

Originally Posted by CrankyJay View Post
I'm willing to give him another season. I don't think the lockout did him any favors. Hopefully he takes his off season seriously.
I don't know - he's got 4 years under his belt as an NHL pro and 3 of them have been seasons of colossal disappointment. It's becoming more likely that the rookie year was the fluke rather than the last 3 seasons being "off-years".

If the Sabres can land another young defenseman capable of being a # 1 (i.e. Jack Johnson, Erik Johnson, Victor Hedman) by giving Myers up, I hope the Sabres consider it.

Originally Posted by Darcy Regier View Post
Maybe a Jay Bo type career. Could be a #1 in his career but could also be a 2/3 guy.
Fair comparison - I would also toss Roman Hamrlik into the mix as someone highly-touted with a great rookie year followed by mediocre results thereafter.

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