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05-07-2008, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hovercraft View Post
Our forwards may have been hooking and such, but almost every forward does. I know Prospal takes lazy hooks.

Our defense on a whole isnt slow. Timonen and Coburn are extremely quick, Jones and Kukkonen are a bit above average, Smith is below average, and Hatcher is slow as frozen molasses.
I think the 2 you mention are pretty vulnerable and Mtl has themselves to blame for not taking advantage. I heard McGuire tlaking about how they adjusted, but Mtl's forwards have to be blamed for not exploiting them.

For the most part, I think Philly plays straight up , up and down hockey, pretty balanced lines. Richards is the key as he has the biggest capacity for making a big play. I noticed that Stevens is a bit paranoid about Briere's matchup, and this may become a problem.

Unless confidence or frustration becomes an issue, I think Pittsburgh has too much top end talent. I think they'll be harder to contain. I could be wrong, but I see Philly as being in deep in this one.

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