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05-13-2013, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Boyle View Post
Eh, DZ had a very solid game six, IMO.
With Michael, it goes beyond individual games, he still seems too timid in his own zone, often shying away from contact when going to retrieve dump ins. I watch his tendencies and they don't seem to show me a confident player. He is very inconsistent, one play he may throw a big hit, the next he may hesitate to play a puck because he knows a check is coming.

His body language does not reflect a poised, confident defenseman, he seems to be very easily rattled by other players, which I hope he outgrows ASAP. He needs to focus on power skating this summer, and sharpen up on his decision making behind his net.

Also, shot accuracy,but that goes without saying. I remember last year, he had a great game 7 against Ottawa and against the Caps. I still remember that beautiful goal, lets hope he can recapture some of that scoring prowess, he seems very shaky to me.

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