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05-08-2011, 09:07 AM
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reflecting back

i'd have to say, the team is too "sweet" for playoff hockey
this is a good team for advancing / getting to the playoffs.
but, as we can see
playoff hockey is totally different than playoff hockey

team we have is too sweet, cute, offensively driven
put up against a strong defensive team.......... we really suck


first thing' first
they need to address goaltending issue
if they don't address goaltending, then it really won't matter much what they put in
front though.
once that is addressed, get d-men willing and capable of lying down, and blocking a shot or two. Players watching these guys put it all on the line , feed off of that, and play with even more motivation.
we also don't need 3 lines of 'sweet,finesse ' players. we also don't need guys who
will go out of their way to make a hit because, they almost always end up in the box because officiating in the NHL has sunken to an all-new low. ( This is due to players totally embellishing the call. ( if the refs put their whistles away , for the most part ) and call clear cut penalties, all this embellishing, would end pretty quickly)



keep Giroux/Jvr/Briere / Carter/Richards/Hartnell
Mez / Coburn / timmoen / Pronger (be nice if this old man would actually not be injured so much )
Need to keep Betts for PK unit as he is effective and puts himself on the line

need about 4 "Lappy-put-it-all-on-the-line" like-players ( to address the heart & soul) group


versteeg (tries hard, gets nowhere )
zherdev ( not efficient enough defensively to make a difference)
leino ( has proven can play in the playoffs as seen last year, but......
depending on price.........he may need to go )
powe ( works hard - hits often ) not labelled by refs yet
shelly ( can go, he's labelled by refs and ends up in Penalty box more than has hits
carcillo ( see shelly )


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