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05-03-2011, 05:24 PM
In The Flesh
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Frankly I'm sick and tired of being a hard working grind it out team full of 3rd liners.
I'd rather have a real top line full of lazy snipers.
Dumping the puck in and forecheking all game does nothing for you if you don't have the skating and stick skills to work it into the slot and score. The Bruins only got to where they are because TT stood on his head for the entire season. We if anything need to follow the Red Wings model. But that of course requires an owner who genuinely cares about his team.
We have a premiere goalie and top defensive line. Gaborik is a glass statue and is too unreliable. What we need is a true center, we've been trying to work around having one for years not and it's not working. No NHL (or NBA team for that matter) has won a championship in recent memory without a true legitimate front line center, who can above all else score.
For almost 10 years all the fans wanted was a hard working team.
Anyone who watched NYR from 99-lockout witnessed the laziest NHL hockey played.
There were tons of other factors involved in the failure of this franchise in that period but the lack of work ethic was #1.
And, we haven't been a hard working team for long at all.
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