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2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -Round 1- (5) Nashville Predators 4 vs (4) Anaheim Ducks 2
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04-13-2011, 07:39 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Smashville, TN
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If there was ever a goalie that Korn will have the boys ready for it's Dan....
Korn has the advantage of having coached Dan for at least (if not more than) a year. PLus they will study more recent tape of him. Mitch (and the players who practiced against him) are going to be aware of his weaknesses. This should give the Preds a definite advantage. Now I know there is a book on Pekka now after two years. But his weaknesses are not as glaring IMHO, plus I give the edge to Nashville on the D pairings and having played with Pekka this long lots of familiarity with what he is gonna do in situations.
Key will be-- will not having last change significantly hurt Nashville in the first two games? Everyone knows Carlyle (sp?) is a matchup coach and he will use that advantage mercilessly. All forwards MUST pick up their man if they get caught in a bad matchup with first line or Teemu. I really think this could be THE most interesting first round matchup in the league.
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