To follow up on Dean Lombardi’s comments from last week about Alexander Frolov, here’s what Terry Murray said today about Frolov’s recent play…
Question: Right around the time of the trade deadline, Dean talked about being pleased with Frolov’s development. After that it seemed, based on his playing time and situation, that things took a dip. How do you feel about the way his game had been before the injury?
MURRAY: “I agree with what Dean said, in that we did see a much improved dig-in around that time. He was on the same page and buying in to what the team is doing. I have been very happy with that attitude, all the way right through. The thing now that came up, with the groin injury, there’s a question of how long he has been playing through some stuff with that, that might be impacting him. Clearly he’s one of our most talented players. He’s big and plays a power forward game. He has that ability and shows that kind of game. When things are going right, he can dictate the game, almost with every shift. Sometimes you get a little greedy as a coach and you want to see that every time, but you always want to see him lead the way. For this team to move on and become a real good team, your best players have to be your best players. I expect him, and the other top players, to be the best players every night. We need him to be good.”