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11-09-2011, 06:02 PM
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The Caps soundly beat quality team in Detroit and Philly and some seemed to begrudingly accept that perhaps BB has started to see the light. Can anyone explain then why they suddenly seemed to have reverted back to their lacksadical and unstructured play? I doubt BB told them to loaf it and just skate aimlessly around. Perhaps the players are a bigger part of the problem than some here are willing to admit.
Just as a disclaimer, I wanted BB gone at the end of the year too, but I can't see this recent slide being solely his fault. Perhaps he had less of a hand in the success at the beginning of the year too, but the players need to be held accountable too.
While we soundly beat them on the scoreboard. both Philly and Detroit put tremendous pressure on us and we were opportunistic. That is what I take out of those games, and that is not something that is sustainable all the way to the SC. I would like to see a more even territorial game against some of these better teams before I feel too good about them. I know some people will turn to the "so you are saying our wins aren't pretty enough" quip, to which I would answer "not when that is also leading to playoff losses".
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