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10-03-2010, 07:42 PM
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Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by Shadow Flyer View Post
Well, I don't even care about the lineup as far as competing with Buffalo in the preseason. I just think it's a bit ridiculous to put Backlund in this situation after not having played in so long. I mean, give the guy a fair shot to be evaluated. And like I said, I'm not even a Backlund fan.
Exactly how I feel.

What makes it all the more ridiculous is that, considering our goalie situation (being that we don't have a legitimate NHL starter and only two prospects who can potentially step in), it's extremely important to give Backlund a fair shot, unless you're perfectly fine with rushing Bob (which the Flyers organization apparently is).

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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
Bob reacted poorly to it, but really, he should not have expected someone to split through a 1 foot gap between two defensemen with out so much as getting a body on the guy, let alone a stick-check.

That was the worst defensive effort I've seen in forever.
I've never seen worse defensive zone coverage or even effort in any NHL game ever. Even in the pre-season.

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