His offensive game really needs to be "on" to make up for his deficiency's at actually playing defense... The infuriating part about Severson to me is not only his decision making in the defensive zone but he seemingly wont engage defensively and/or physically in front of his own net. There just isn't enough effort, and every once in a blue moon he shows you he is capable of it. He's still young so hopefully it changes.
*willing to admit I may be slightly bias'd against severson due to the advanced stat crowd, but I think my overall take is fairly accurate*