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04-10-2013, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 7even View Post
It's clear he's a little overwhelmed in his own zone with the strength of the guys he's playing against. He needs to settle his game down a bit -- makes rookie mistakes with some high-risk passes when he should probably just get it to the strong side winger.

That said, his vision, his skating, his hands, puck control, and for the large part (aforementioned notwithstanding) his decision making has translated well. He racks up a ton of shots too. Routinely finishes the game with the most shots for on the Marlies. He's getting his chances, but he's an 18 year old defensemen, and it shows at times.
Thank you, most of that is good to hear. No one in Toronto should be worrying about the offensive numbers he is putting up, that will come with his talent. I'm just hoping he can adjust well defensively/positionally with the big boys.

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