GDT: Predators vs Ducks 10/17
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10-18-2007, 01:39 PM
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A few thoughts on the game . . .
1. The bounces did go our way. With Mason completely overplaying the puck, the ducks had a couple of opportunities and missed a wide open net. The score could have very easily been 5-1.
2. Mason doesn't look like anything better than a good back-up goalie right now. Let in at least one very soft goal, was out of position a number of times, had some troubles with rebounds, and had trouble covering the puck a couple of times. This doesn't look good.
3. deVries is not good but Hamhuis didn't play much better. I have been waiting for the guy to play with some consistency the past few years and he never fails to let me down. He is not the top 4 defenseman that he should be. There was probably a bit of confusion on the first Ducks goal but he played that thing way too passively, he was guilty of the much discussed homerun pass on the breakout a number of times, and he had a couple of shots blocked from the point which is creates dangerous situations and potential odd man rushes (i.e. the breakaway goal last night). I think very highly of Weber, but maybe he is even more important than I thought.
agreed on most accounts.
I think suter played his best game of the year last night. Right now combine the fact that mason is in a slump, for the most part the defense has been horrendous (especially koistenen, devries, and suter up until last night), and the lines aren't gelling and we have some serious problems. I still think we can make the playoffs, but we need to really find our identity as a team.
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