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#1 Daniel

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

I was looking to bump an old thread on the subject, but what the hell...

 

Again, someone tell me what he does well, or even what we can expect him to do well?   

 

I'm going to say it now, the answer is that he's a giant bust.  He does nothing well.  He's easily the worst defenseman on the team, and should be in Albany.

 

Trade him while there are some out there that think the emperor has any clothes.  


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

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Not at all but it is safe to be concerned. RT @Serenitynow418: @coreypronman Is it safe to call Adam Larsson a bust?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:38 PM

calling 20 year old defensemen busts is stupid.   asking why no one is working on his backwards skating would be another question entirely.   


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

calling 20 year old defensemen busts is stupid.   asking why no one is working on his backwards skating would be another question entirely.   

 

"bust" perhaps was a strong word on my part.  But even though he's only 20, I think we can certainly kiss the dream of him being a top pairing defenseman goodbye.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

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It's obvious he can skate.   The question is why he can't skate backwards effectively.   That's a pretty decent forward push there.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

Not a bust at all. But his skating def seems to have gotten slower
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

Not a bust at all. But his skating def seems to have gotten slower

 

No, he's as bad a backwards skater as he was when he was 18.   It was a glaring weakness.   So why not attempt to correct it?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:55 PM

he looked better the first season he played, but seems to be going backwards


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

he looked better the first season he played, but seems to be going backwards

 

not really, new car smell.   he's not an effective or efficient player going backwards.   but going to your point, since the staff changes, who HAS moved forward as defenseman go?   Greene was already an established player


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

not really, new car smell.   he's not an effective or efficient player going backwards.   but going to your point, since the staff changes, who HAS moved forward as defenseman go?   Greene was already an established player

we need Jacques Lemaire back

 

I still dont get how Larsson was such a high pick


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

He has zero mobility and absolutely no compete level.
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

Ironically I'm starting to be less worried about Larsson when I see Zajac looking like he's drunk on the point and Greene getting coned.  This looks like a team malaise right now and it goes back to last year.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

either way, this is the last year of his deal.   If he feels this is going nowhere, who's to say he even stays?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:15 PM

either way, this is the last year of his deal.   If he feels this is going nowhere, who's to say he even stays?

watch he and Urbom be the top pair in DC in a few years!!!


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:16 PM

watch he and Urbom be the top pair in DC in a few years!!!

 

he can't stay in the NHL if he leaves, wouldn't be back for awhile


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

It's pretty obvious, to me, that Larry Robinson had a big part in Larsson's good looking rookie campaign.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

Starting to wonder about a trade similar to Schenn for Van Reimsdyke. 


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

It's pretty obvious, to me, that Larry Robinson had a big part in Larsson's good looking rookie campaign.

 

No player should have to be baysat like that.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:11 PM

Larsson to the SHL; we did this already.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:11 PM


It's pretty obvious, to me, that Larry Robinson had a big part in Larsson's good looking rookie campaign.



No player should have to be baysat like that.


I dunno, you can tell by his play and demeanor that he lacks a certain confidence/swagger. I agree that he shouldn't have to be spoonfed everything, but he strikes me as a guy that doesn't respond well to criticism.

I'd bet he needs a "dad" type coach rather than a disciplinarian like PDB and Stevens.
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