Found October 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It was one of two penalties Dougie Hamilton was whistled for in a forgettable first period during a preseason game in Winnipeg last Thursday but it was also a telling moment. The defenseman was called for an infraction after an opposing player he was battling hit the deck. For the 20-year-old that negative play had the faintest silver lining. “Maybe with that one penalty maybe I wouldn’t have knocked that guy down last year” Hamilton said jokingly after the Bruins practiced Sunday at the Garden. Entering his second NHL season Hamilton is still just a few months removed from being a teenager. He’s still growing and maturing and there’s a limit to how much stronger he can become year to year. Nonetheless fresh off skating in 42 games and posting 5-11-16 totals as a rookie he went off this summer to improve his strength skating and his ever-important defensive-zone play. “I think it’s pretty much been stressed by everyone that I need to improve my defensive game” said Hamilton who ...
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