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05-04-2008, 12:58 AM
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Teufelsdreck
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Originally Posted by emb24 View Post
it wasn't one thing. it varied from game to game - as it usually does with a TEAM. we lacked sand paper, some grit - certainly on our scoring lines where guys weren't going into the danger zones and traffic to score.

we lacked timely goaltending.

we lacked on special teams, when we didn't get timely Penalty kills and timely goals on the PP.

we lacked size down the middle at center - which relates to point one.

we lacked discipline as noted by begin's penalty

but most of all i believe we lacked experience. this is and was a young and nervous team. you can't expect kovy and saku to carry an entire team. kovy was double teamed all series.

ps...judging from tonight we seemed to lack a cohesive defensive system. we had many many d-zone breakdowns..the kos jr give away on the breakaway to briere, the upshall tip in left ALL alone with 3 mins left in the game..

lack of experience and d-zone breakdowns over and over again

I disagree on the size down the middle. The centers did all right. The D men were not so solid. The point men on the power play were lousy.

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