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Moreau Still Working On His Game

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

MacTavish is giving his captain lots of rope in exhibitions, unlike kids who tend to hang themselves as they try to compete against the bigger boys.

“We have to give some guys a little bit of slack, Ethan in particular, because he hasn’t played a lot of hockey over the last two years,” said MacTavish.

“I’m giving him the latitude to work through his game. It’s been a long time between games. The intensity and the physical play are the last thing I think about with Ethan ... your game gets out of sync a little bit and sometimes you look in the wrong places, but he’ll be fine. It’s fine-tuning the systems and positional play with him.”

MacTavish is still auditioning Moreau with Pisani and Penner, as a quasi-scoring, big-bodychecking line, although Pisani, for all his defensive acumen, is still trying to get the hang of taking faceoffs.

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