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11-02-2008, 07:21 AM
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This team has some problems. Mainly, we're cap bound. It doesn't matter if the Thrashers gift wrapped Kovalchuk for Sather, we can't fit him under the cap. Any attempts to land this game breaker we all want only compound this issue. The Rangers had a good stretch where they were scoring because they were putting the puck ON THE NET. Goalies in the game today are really good. You aren't going to beat them clean 4 or 5 times a night. You need traffic in front, distractions, and lucky bounces. Look at the goals we give up. Lundqvist hardly ever gets beat when he can see the shot and play the shooter. It almost always hits a defenseman, goes off a skate, gets deflected to an open guy, etc. We need to do the same thing. Our PP still stinks because everyone wants to be Al MacInnis. Forget about that. Just get the puck toward the net. That's why I like Girardi. He just gets the puck there. It's not fancy, but it works. Any player can score garbage goals if you keep it simple. There should be a MAXIMUM of three passes before there's a shot towards the net. All this tic tac between the two point men to see who can make the best saucer pass while the PP ticks away is ridiculous. Two guys in front, find an open man and take a frikking shot already.

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