Game #23: @ Phoenix Coyotes, 11/26 (7:00 PM, TXA21, 1310 AM)
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11-26-2011, 10:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
This was posted on DBD but bears repeating:
Injuries are killing the Stars right? - Burish, Morrow, Goligoski and now Fiddler and Daley... Yes the Stars are a hurting bunch right now but what is really doing the Stars in is the fact that the players that are healthy aren't stepping up as there was a distinct lack of push back from Dallas the entire game. Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder failed to get any shots on goal. Steve Ott only had one. All these injuries would be prime time for a guy like Radek Dvorak to step up and take charge and he was largely invisible.
A team can do one of two things with an injury bug like the Stars are suffering through right now, they can either be resigned to their dumb luck and just start hoping that players return soon or they can be proactive and see it as opportunity for other players who are healthy to make an even bigger contribution than expected.
Sadly tonight it appeared the Stars would have rather spent the time feeling sorry about their bad run of fortune.
This is really true. There's very little fire right now to "pull your bootstraps and work harder when **** goes wrong" ESPECIALLY on the road. You see some of that fire at times at home, but never in front of Raycroft and rarely away from the AAC. They seem to just give up when they realize they're playing poorly.
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