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01-02-2010, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
I was at the game watching Kopitar for a good chunk of it. There is no doubt (IMO) that he is playing hurt. He seemed to be favoring his left side at times, and he's been a step or two slow for a few weeks now. Someone suggested he was hurt when he went awkwardly in to the boards during a game early last month. Who knows, but he is not anywhere near 100%

Get well SOON!
I have to agree. I tried to watch him closely especially when he had to skate hard coming back on the backcheck and his stride looks nothing like it did at the beginning of the season. He is skating very straight up, and when he does bend at the waist and try to dig hard, he seems to be really laboring and uncomfortable.

No way he is 100% right now.

On a side note I thought Quick was just outstanding today. So big in the net, so calm, and yes so quick flashing the leg pads in making tough saves look almost routine. I was also impressed with Moller today. While he wasn't a star or even close to being one, that little bugger is fearless.

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