I am confused Cff? Your previous comments suggested he was hyped for last night's game, attested to apparently by his unswerving I'm assuming focus on what, playing some video game on Twitch thru which you've apparently made some type of contact? And although our 1st game post-trade deadline exposed a shaky D, Ned certainly did not reassure me that he's ready for the NHL by making anything other than routine stops? Certainly nothing close to an OMG stop.
Now, you're listing 4 critical areas he needs work on, leaving what, 1 other, namely blocker side? He's played in the AHL for roughly 150 games and still needs to work out these flaws? You also mention one of his strong points, and I did see that last night, being his puck handling. Well that's good, but if he's unable to keep the puck out of the net, what good does the puck handling do?
Finally, I know you feel like I'm "picking on you", but I'm merely trying to understand the frequently conflicting characterization you give of this player. I'm personally concerned that his game is more AHL than NHL sound. Unfortunately at this critical juncture in the season, this team cannot afford to give him "2, 5 or 8 games" to figure it out.