A bit about Dennis Cholowski’s rookie season

DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines Dennis Cholowski’s 2018-19 campaign this morning, discussing significant figures and adding commentary of note regarding Cholowski’s rookie season:

“I also think on the defensive side of the game, not so much the thinking but I don’t think through his young career growing up, he was ever in a situation where he really had to defend. He was always relied upon to produce offense. So now all of a sudden, he leaves college and two years later, he’s in the NHL where you’ve got to defend the best players in the world every shift every single night and he gets exposed a little bit. But that’s the same thing that most young players go through. It’s the best league in the world for a reason. It’s not easy to play against the best players every night and I thought he did a good job of it. He’s learning as he goes here how to defend in the National Hockey League and we focused a lot on that in the offseason. I think you’re going to see a better defender in him this year.” — Shawn Horcoff, Red Wings director of player development/assistant director of player personnel


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  1. “Shawn Horcoff, Red Wings director of player development/assistant director of player personnel ”
    Is this an easier job or is he still in over his head for a bit more?

    I can certainly see Cholo losing confidence causing erratic play. Odd he was pretty good at the start but after Blasshil ragged on him the confidence decreased. Tough to lose skill but confidence can be easily stripped by Useless Vet Only Coach.
    Did some of the rest of the woeful Defense play as bad and will never have Cholo’s skill. This is a rebuild, right?
    Play the prospects as much as possible. Wear ear plugs Cholo and gain experience.!!

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