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12-08-2009, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by imissgretzky View Post
Does anyone else think Kopi doesn't look as strong physically as he did earlier in the season? I'm wondering if he is keeping up with his Lombardi imposed work-out regimen during the season or is he falling back into old habits?

He just doesn't look as strong with the puck as he did earlier. I'm starting to wonder if he's just not capable of driving to the net like he was before. He seems to be being pushed around a lot more now.
Its all in Kopi's head.

For a minute I thought there was some credence to those who proposed that he is playing hurt, but playing hurt doesn't cause you make 3 extra and highly unecessary stick handles. His confidence is shot, and its been getting worse and worse. Hopefully that last game was rock bottom for his offensive confidence, and he can finally start trending upward again.

But yeah, its a mental thing. It looks to me like he isn't trusting his instincts, as he is rarely making the decisive plays that he was earlier in the season and during his rookie year.

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