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07-14-2010, 07:26 AM
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It's not international competition. Goal differential means nothing.

All we had to do is maintain possession...something Erat can usually do to a maddening fault. He took a risk that was completely unnecessary in putting the puck back into play. It wasn't his fault the goal itself was scored at the other end, I don't blame him for the lack of coverage off to the side of the net(a recurring theme throughout the series)

But there's one keystone event that set the whole series into motion, and that's his pass out into the slot. He shouldn't have attempted it, there's no justification. We can talk about the PP not converting to take win it for us, we can talk about defensive coverage, but none of that should have been necessary. It all comes back to a very bad decision by Erat. Should Trotz have had him out there? Maybe not...but Erat is a professional, and typically one of our best puck possession forwards. He almost uncharacteristically passed in a situation he shouldn't have, and as a result we're spending a lot of time on what-ifs.

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