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11-13-2011, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by joshjull View Post
Our defense committed some mind numbing turnovers or mistakes in coverage that led to almost every goal.

Yet posters are rambling on about how are forwards aren't big enough or tough enough to win a Cup. I have no idea if they are tough enough to win a Cup. But that had little to do with the loss tonight. Is a bigger/tougher forward on the ice going to stop Myers from doing what he did on the first 2 goals? Or what Ehrhoff did on the 3rd goal? No would be the answer
What's sad is that all 6 losses this season can be primarily attributed to that - brainless mistakes by at least 2-3 of the defensemen. After the offseason, I think most of us all thought that the Sabres' defense would be its strongest position - yet, through 16 games, Regehr has been the only reliable and consistent defender. Myers seems to be freefalling back to his first half of last season; Sekera and Leopold are rollercoasters from game to game; and Gragnani and Ehrhoff are so careless and non-chalant with their passing and recoveries from mistakes, it's ridiculous.

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