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07-02-2008, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
What does everyone think is our team's weakness?

Our top forwards? Our third and fourth lines? Our defense? Goaltending? Special teams?

IMO its our third and fourth lines. I think that we need bigger, more skilled players (more two-way games). Guys who can actually control the puck longer then a second.

Unfortunately, I don't see us upgrading those players unless we have a huge turnover...

Anyway, what does everyone else think?
Top Line Weaknesses:
Arnott works well to get is shot, and hits it often, but he is not as effective as he needs to be when he is directly in front of the net. (he needs to work on screening, deflections and rebounds). Dumont is a skilled player, but he does have a tendancy to let off the gas at times. Radulov is progressing nicely, but tends to hold on to the puck too long (tries to do too much). I would like to see more set plays entering the zone with these players and more fluidity with play development when they can't utilize a set play. (this is the problem on the power play too).
2nd line Weaknesses: Have Legwand and Erat that both skate well but line lacks a proven left winger. We all have hopes for the Swede of course. I think the main problem here is that while Erat skates with the puck, he often has trouble finding people in scoring position. I wish Leggys shot was more accurate. We need to find a scorer on this line.
3rd line: A agree with what people have been saying. I really hope we will eventually go with a BIG YOUNG GRINDER line composed of our two newest prospects and perhaps Geoffrion or some big guy as yet unidentified. Boy, that would be a lot of fun to watch. I would love to see what that line could do right now.
4rth line: I have to say I really like it as it is---like a bunch of bowling balls where the other team is the pins.

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