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12-31-2009, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
The effort was there for the past 5 games and then it disappeared again last night. The problem is that they can't put up a good effort consistently.

How is the presence of Sjostrom-Betts-Orr going to address the issue of Kotalik or Redden's lack of effort? The 4th line is only the ice for about 8 minutes a game. Three marginal players aren't going to have that big of an impact on the team to the point where they inspire players like Redden to play harder.
Under Renney, we had as much or probably less talent than now. Winning those 1-0 and 2-1 games is about effort and commitment, it wasn't talent really (goaltending aside). Effort and commitment are contagious in a team, and certain guys help spread that -- guys like Sjostrom, Betts, and Orr were a part of that.

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