Thread: John Moore
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04-12-2013, 05:17 PM
3rd Guy High
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I agree Moore should be getting more ice-time, BUT, his defensive game is not there yet to play more than say 14-16 minutes. There are plenty of times I've seen him get beat or have a delayed reaction to a play made by the opposing team....

Luckily you barely notice it so far because he has been able to make up for those mistakes with his skating. He has the wheels to double back and catch the forward or get back into position, whereas someone like Eminger or Bickel would get burned and it would look really bad. I think that's what Tortorella is worried about, and I can't really blame him when we're fighting for a playoff spot.

Those are plays that you learn with experience. McDonagh had some of the same problems when he started in the NHL. He'll be a big time contributor for us as he gets up there in games played.

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