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01-03-2008, 12:07 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
All I can say is that their performance on the power play was disgraceful. When you have the man advantage you should be able to carry the puck into the offensive zone (EVERY time). How many times did they dump the puck in and give up possession? They also do that too much at even strength. The Blues give up the puck too often.
The statement above is correct. If their power play continues like this, they WON'T make the playoffs.
Why is it that they save up all their "desire" and "killer instinct" for Detroit and a few of the other best teams, and can't beat the weaker teams, even at home???
It's not so difficult on the power play. While the puck is being passed around, the others continue moving to pull the defenders with them and create lanes for the shooter to shoot through, the players down low create screens. Why can't they get shots on goal, create screens, keep skating hard, anticipate each other's moves, etc.? It can't be because they haven't had enough time playing together. They've been this bad for 3 years, now.
At least, Wagner, MacDonald and Jackman should be back on Saturday. They'd better start a winning streak. Unfortunately, I still think they'll have to obtain a good skating, puck-carrying, passing, and shooting defenceman in a trade, and, possibly another scoring forward, if they want to do anything in the playoffs (or, possibly, even make it to the playoffs) this season.
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