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10-04-2013, 03:00 PM
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I think that this year will truly define what you have in Bobby Ryan. When Ryan was in Anaheim, he wasn't facing the other teams top shutdown pairing every night. He was getting the 2nd pairing treatment. Now that he's in Ottawa and will get a much bigger role and will be tested.
He will be the go to guy in a way he hasn't had to be in the past.
And, btw, this is the exact reason I don't buy the earlier posts that label Kessel soft. Going into a pressure cooker like Toronto, being asked to be the man, and then coming through in grand fashion, is not something a player can do without a lot of mental toughness.
Man, do I ever miss Oleg Kvasha. If Oleg was here, everything would be OK.
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