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12-17-2009, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Darz View Post
It ain't about size.....this team needs to use its assets to draw more penalties. We don't put the oppostion in enough situations where they have to hold, slash, hook, etc. If this team had as many power play chances as they give up...or slightly more, Ithink our record would be much better.
i agree that it isn't about size, but at the same time, we have no one in our top 6, and only Moen in the top 9, who can/will punish the other teams defenders in the corners.

I love the way pleks has played most of this year, and if all of the other midgets were as fiesty as he's been, i think we'd be ok, but gomez, cammalleri, A.kost... these guys almost never take the body, at least not with any consistency.

I don't know how many times I've seen a defender go to the corner and pass the puck out with one of these guys bearing down on him, but instead of finishing the check and forcing the dman to take a bit of punishment, they pull up and circle away (sometimes despite the dman already bracing for the impact and looking almost surprised that none was forthcoming)...

it KILLS me every time i see it. then I watch our dmen get plastered every time they touch the puck, and i ask myself why in the world would anyone build a roster so devoid of gritty players...

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