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05-05-2011, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MorrisWanchuk View Post
haven't read this thread (yet, am at work) but wanted to quickly say my piece....

i think this is about matchups.

TB > WASH
(TB trap the caps entering their zone, washington aren't a good dump & chase team, that you need to be to get at tampa's D - Mark Crawford stated this well last night on the nhl network)

TB = NYR
- we can compete with tampa because we can play that dump, chase and recycle way and we successfully frustrate their top players with our D.

WASH>NYR
we just cannot match them for skill when they play their speed game. We have similar issues this year playing a super fast Montreal team.

i think it comes down to matchups
TB > NYR
while we are on even playing ice 5 on 5, with their awesome PP and our pathetic PP, that would be the difference in the series. Our PK is great, but their PK is not as bad as our PP to make up the difference.

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