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05-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by
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Winning in the playoffs come down to a few things:
Boston was the only team in the East I feared. They are our equal. Facing a completely healthy Boston team, while missing 2 of our 5 best players is a problem.
Carter's speed is sorely missed against Boston. You can see all the problems that JVR's size and speed is causing for the Bruins defense. The Habs kill the Bruins with that same speed.
The power play is a huge issue. There is absolutely no reason even without Pronger, that we shouldn't have a great power play. We have the same basic group we've had the last 3-4 years. It's been junk all year and has cost us games. I'm not firing Joey Mullen yet, because we've had success with him in the past ... but he has until Thanksgiving to make it a top 8 group or he's gone.
You could see that the goaltending was going to be an issue starting in February. It needs to be addressed once and for all this summer, and if it's still an issue next spring Holmgren needs to be gone.
It can't be a stop gap, one or two year solution, They need to identify a long term answer and go get him. Giroux and JVR are the only players I wouldn't move for the goalie (and I would move them for Price).
#1. Aquire said goalie. Plan on starting him 60 games, and Bob the other 22.
If Richards isn't moved to aquire a goalie
, he needs to be told that an real serious off-season work out plan is mandatory. Take 3 weeks off to rest and then come June, 1 it's time to remake that body. Come playoff time, he looks exhausted, and not able to physically compete at the level we need him to be.
#3. Let Leino, Zherdev, O'Donnell, Powe, Boucher, and Carcillo walk.
#4. Let Leighton know that he'll be spending the entire season in the AHL.
#5. The team needs to add size and speed. Sign Eric Cole & possibly Curtis Glencross
#6. We need to upgrade in the face-off circle. Zenon Kenopa would be my first choice.
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