Found November 01, 2011 on Ranger Nation:
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Sean’s biggest strength is his legs. He is a terrific skater, and, obviously, a big part of his game is his forecheck and his play underneath the hashmarks. We want him to play to his strengths and also work on the other parts of the game away from the puck. We want him to help [...]
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