Coach Lindy Ruff said after that he’s trying to help the star winger, who signed a $50 million contract in the off-season.
“I feel bad for him because he is pressing. I watch his action and reaction. He’s in some new territory and it’s my job to help him through it,” Ruff said. “I think he feels a lot of pressure. I’m trying to get him through that.”
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