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03-17-2010, 10:44 AM
Kel Varnsen
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
We're on pace for 83 points, and about to miss the playoffs. Since the lockout, we've never finished with less than 94 points. The talent is essentially the same as it has been, so why are we 5 wins worse?

I think the argument can be made that Torts hasn't been bad for us, but...he's been good for us? Can't understand that at all.
Five wins isn't a huge number so I think it can be explained by a few causes. First, last year we had a reliable backup goalie, this year not so much. Chris Drury has nothing offensively left in the tank, last year he was still a 50 pt guy. Avery has slacked off, although Torts benching him just restarted him which is good to see. Our D is incredibly young, much younger than last so you'd expect some growing pains.

I acknowledge there is a debate here, I only said what I said before in response to a specific post.

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