Definitely looks like nerves. let him find his game. It doesnt look like he lacks size or speed.. just the confidence is low so he's making bad plays.. Carlyle keeps playing him for a reason, to build it and he'll get good i hope
I thought towards the end of the game he started playing more physical, and better defensively. It may take him 5 or so straight games to adjust to speed of NHL,and his D-partners potional trends. IMO, if Liles had have skated hard for the icing, we probably wouldn't be posting in this thread today.
Last season Holzer looked really good as an AHLer. Aside from the finals he looked amazing on their Calder Cup run. At times he looked unchallenged. I wished that Schenn trade happened earlier because the AHL season for Holzer seemed remedial.