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05-16-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
What really did "burn out" were the plays he was making with the puck. Whereas early on in the season every time he had the puck he was making what seemed to be the "right" play - later on in the season he was prone to mental lapses with the puck, wrong decisions, etc.

I was never impressed with his defensive zone work though...
Uhm, yeah - that's part of what getting burnt out is. It's BOTH physical AND mental. The first few weeks of the season, he looked amazing, and like you said, seemed to be making the right play all the time - I very much doubt that he simply lost his hockey sense overnight (at least I hope he hasn't). And he seemed to get his second wind to finish the season too - I have all the confidence in the world that he will find his game again next year.

Oh - and being paired with Nick Schultz can't help much either.

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