2013 New Jersey Devils (Team News, Player Discussion - Part XI)
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04-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
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The Devils need to give Adam Larsson the freedom to play his game. In the beginning of his rookie season he was putting up good numbers. He scored 13 (out of 18) points in 26 (out of 65) games in November and December. That was when they were letting him play.
Now they are benching him for making the same mistakes the captain makes. They are giving him 2 less minutes at even strength (on average) when they should be giving him 2 more minutes. This is not a recipe for success.
Play the guy 25 minutes on good nights. Give him time on the power play. It cant get any worse than what it already is. Let Adam Larsson play to his potential. Some nights he will impress and some nights he will play like he deserves 15 minutes. You cant teach him to play like Salvador and expect him to become like Lidstrom. UNLEASH!!!
Did you see how badly he started to look defensively right about three or four games in?
I remember him having an absolutely terrible game against someone like Nashville early in that season. Take the safe approach, let him work on his defensive game and gain confidence there, and then worry about the offense. I'd rather him be a great all-around defender than one who puts up points but defensively has some problems.
Keep in mind he's only 20, he's got room to grow.
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