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03-28-2011, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JCabranes View Post

4. The Helen Reddy Factor (You and Me Against the World)

Do not underestimate value of a tight knit squad and a bunker mentality (see the Penguins without Sid and Gino). The core of this group has grown up together and DL has chosen them for their character. They have skill (though admittedly diminished by the losses of Willy and Anze), they have toughness and they have character. This is where team cohesiveness gets put to the test. I have no doubt that they'll play for each other and that could spell trouble for other teams.

Maybe I'm drinking the Kool Aid, maybe they go out 4-0, but I don't think so. Regardless of who we play I think we'll give them a run for their money. Of course, all of this presupposes that we make the playoffs... if we don't then we don't have the talent or the character that I think we have.
This. I can't understate how incredibly sorry I feel for Kopitar and the sinking feeling I had in my gut last game, but I'm excited to see how this team responds to some SERIOUS adversity.

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