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08-29-2013, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BB v2 0 View Post
Depends on the ice time he receives.

Most rookies are given sheltered minutes, and in their sophomore years, a lot of them are given harder minutes against tougher competition. This is why the "sophomore slump" exists, IMO, it's an adjustment for any young player to go from playing against 3rd pairing D and bottom-6s to playing against top-4 D and middle-6s, or even straight up top-6s.
This, plus other teams will take notes and will try and contain players they really didn't pay much attention to since it was their first year.

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