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04-19-2004, 10:12 AM
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[QUOTE=FletchThe Devils look mostly like a one-line team. Without Stevens, they lose that edge on the backline, and other defensemen weren't playing well as a result of the added pressure (most notably their captain, Niedermeyer). Esche impressed, but always didn't have to.
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I think that you hit the nail, right there Fletch. I think that this showed clearly who the most important player in that franchise is. With no Stevens to man the backlines, the D did not have that intimidating look to it. White is a prescence, but not like Stevens is. With no Stevens, the Flyers drive to the net was relentless. And with more rebounds, came more goals. On top of that, Broduer did not have a prarticularly good series as it is.
And I will also add what I said once before. I think that their lack of size was exposed. Holik was missed. Size was missed.

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