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03-14-2008, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by dutchy29 View Post
I know we played a pretty good game vs. Ottawa, Gerber played well and for once in the last 6 games we didnt get outshot, but what I keep noticing is we just aren't playing gritty enough against Ottawa's top line, I saw ample opportunities in the first period for players to Hit Spezza or Heatly when they went into the corners, instead we collapsed back towards the net. I think the collapsing D works well against most teams but when we play teams with bonifide snipers and playmakers I think we have to play stonger 1 on 1.
I don't know I can handle Spezza scoring on us every night a lot better if were at least roughing him up a bit.
What do you think, more grit?
We respect them too much and give them too much space to operate. They are basically a 1 line offense so play mean and nasty against that line instead of backing into our goalie.

If we had played like Tuesday we beat them easy.

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