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Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 12:59

g2k wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 09:14

Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 03:34

I'm guessing he is fighting a injury. Seems slow. Isn't very physical. Always tries for the easy play. Almost like he is nursing something. He's too good to be playing this way for no reason.

He’s good, but he’s just not a smart hockey player.

Hopefully he’s just a slower learner and he can work it out of his game like Niinimaa started to do after considerable time. It’s not just in his own end either. He can be a offensive simpleton. He often turns what is shaping up to be a Grade A chance into nothing.

Some players can’t get faster. Some players hands can only be so good. I hope he starts to learn. If it’s confidence at the NHL level, I hope he finds it here in Edmonton before this org flushes him down the toilet in a bad deal.

I don't buy that for a second. He was our best dman last year. I think a drop off like this runs deeper then he just suddenly forgot to play hockey.

He certainly did play with a lot more confidence in his game last year. There were head scratchers some nights, but easier to forget with his overall play.

I guess it’s easy to overlook how badly his injury is hampering him without knowing how bad it actually is. Hopefully they are not using him foolishly. The season is a wash anyway.



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