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03-17-2006, 06:56 PM
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Sounds like Benysek all over again, no?
what sounds like benysek? care to explain, I might just be too stupid to pick up on something here

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Belle has already almost equaled his point totals from Iowa in just 3 games in Houston. According to the stats on aeros.com he already has a goal and an assist in 3 games...nice.

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If anyone missed it, the Strib had a nice little article on Mr. Belle.

http://www.startribune.com/1330/story/315961.html

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If anyone missed it, the Strib had a nice little article on Mr. Belle.

http://www.startribune.com/1330/story/315961.html


lovin Blair Mackasey

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So does Mackasey, whose glowing reports to Risebrough prompted the Wild's GM to insist on Belle, a prospect, rather than a draft pick.
See? I told you guys!

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Saying Belle skates like the wind may be an understatment. Jarmo Kekalainen said in 2003 after drafting Belle that Shawn was the best athletes he'd ever seen. I saw Belle at training camp in 2003 and his speed was unquestioned. His defense however was atrociously woeful, and that might be kind. It's one thing to look out of place as an 18-year old playing with NHL'ers, it's quite another to look like you've never been asked to play defense and Belle struck me as someone who had light years to go to get his defensive game up to even minimal NHL snuff. Even when I've seen reports on his game since we drafted him, it's his defense that has always been suspect.

If you believe that defense can be taught, then once Belle learns how to play defense consistently he could be a weapon on the blueline. But if Belle never gets his game in order, as Ott=Snott said he'll be lucky to be a 5/6 defenseman in the league.

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If you believe that defense can be taught, then once Belle learns how to play defense consistently he could be a weapon on the blueline. But if Belle never gets his game in order, as Ott=Snott said he'll be lucky to be a 5/6 defenseman in the league.
According to Lemaire, Willie Mitchell couldn't play defense when we got 'im.

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According to Lemaire, Willie Mitchell couldn't play defense when we got 'im.


neither could a lot of guys

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