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06-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBlues View Post

I 100% expect Thomas to make this team out of camp unless his brain has fallen out of his head.
Originally Posted by RangerBlues View Post
His job is to get open and bomb away. Pick pockets and fly. There is nothing left for him to learn or develop in Hartford.
He has a few good games where he shoots whenever he can, then he gains confidence and starts to stickhandling, which is a disaster exceeded only by his attempts to go into the corners. Then he loses all confidence and disappears. Then the coach says something and he starts firing away again for a few games, but returns to the same cycle.

What he needs to learn is not to keep the puck for more than half a second. If he has the puck coming to him, he needs to fire it right away. If he is too far from the net, he needs to pass it to someone else and skate up using his speed. Think of Kreider, but with a better shot and smaller stature.

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