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Is there a fire to go with this smoke?

DANIEL:

i didn't write a story because I didn't think there was a full story here, but I at least wanted to call attention to it.  After being shipped out, Newton opined that the Ducks didn't have realistic expectations for him.  You can catch the original story here; I found a link in the OC Register. OK, third person nonsense aside,  Newton makes the point that the Ducks pressed him so hard to develop his physical game, that it derailed his offensive game.  I've observed before that we blatantly misused Ryan Whitney, and I'm wondering if Foster is going to show up and be expected to better develop his physical game at the expense of his offensive game.

I wasn't in any player-coach meetings between Newton and the organization, so I don't know what they were telling him to do.  However, when a player openly says the organization asked him to change his game from his original talent, and then shipped him off when he couldn't do it, it doesn't speak highly as to how they develop their talent.  The Ducks have made a habit of discovering great collegiate talent that other teams miss. If there continues to be evidence that the Ducks are misusing these players, it could make it difficult for McNab to do what he does best. Just something to think about.

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