Thoughts on Leighton...
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08-28-2010, 05:25 PM
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I think it's more than possible to get to the Finals again, but at that point,
we'll need to compete in a shootout
unless our defense really has improved that much.
My biggest hope is that we can spread out the minutes with Meszaros - O'Donnell. If we can get all our pairings playing a solid 20 minutes a night, we might be able to rip apart the postseason with a "fresh" defense (at least fresher than other teams).
That is a recipe for failure. To play that style you need a much better goalie than what the flyers have. What happens when the offense slumps, an injury or 2 (as there is no one who can replace any top 6 guy or maybe even top 9 in the minors). What happens in the playoffs when more times than not the games are tighter and scoring is hard to come by?
What make syou think the coach will even want to play the 3rd pairing that much? In a close game you can bet your ass he will still ride Pronger and Kimmo. I dont really see their minutes decreasing by as much some people think they will during the regular season. what will constitute a huge decrease? 2 minutes+
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