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06-25-2013, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nuckles View Post
I doubt it, he's already pretty good defensively and physically. His biggest problem is on offense and Torts isn't exactly the best offensive coach.
Hansen will still do great, I just doubt he can "take a big step forward".

My vote goes to Edler, who struggled a lot defensively and physically these past couple of seasons.
Where I think Torts could help Hansen is in the consistency of his physical game.

Hansen has a habit of matching his style to his linemates. In a third line role he's the honey badger we know and love. When he gets bumped up to more a more offensive role, like when paired with Raymond, his aggressiveness and physical play tend to slide. As a result, his effectiveness suffers. I don't see Torts letting that happen for very long.

Of course, Torts may never put him in a more offensive role.

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