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09-08-2008, 02:36 PM
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I think some of it also has to do with Renney toying with things a little too much and not having enough patience to ride things out to form some chemistry.

Plus, lets not forget - the past two seasons the team has been relatively young and theres always an adjustment period for guys like Girardi, Callahan, Dubinsky, Staal, Dawes, etc...

Not to mention all the new faces last year with Gomez and Drury.

I also believe Jagr was in fact "saving it up". I know some of you dont buy that but i do. If you compare the last few weeks of the season to games he played in november and decemeber theres no comparison. Call it arrogance or whatever, he wasnt playing extremely hard and he was letting the game come to him instead of the other way around.

We could see something similar with this year as well. Especially since they are starting overseas and there are more new faces than the past few seasons. Hopefully theyll gel quickly, or at least tread with their head above water until the all-star break.

Theres no doubt they need to start off the year better though.

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