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04-19-2011, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
They look like the #7 seed... not the team that finished the season so strong. They look like they spent everything to get here, and winning game 1 in Philly was their cup winning game.
Pretty much. The talent just isn't there. And by talent, I don't just mean "skill" - I mean the combination of skill, consistency, mental toughness, and just plain wanting it more than the other guy, and doing whatever it takes to get there. Most of these guys don't have it. You can run down the list of our forwards - they're either young guys with minimal playoff experience, or secondary/niche players paid like top tier talent, and given primary roles. Same for the defense - it's a combination of very young guys and aging vets who've spent most of their career on the 2nd or 3rd pairings.

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