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01-17-2006, 04:22 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Miami, FL
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....and Buffalo won't tank (and there are at least 2 centers I'd rather have over Drury if they did).
Why not? They are very capable of busting. They are a young team relying on goaltenders and players who are in breakout years. They are getting key contributions from guys like Kotalik, Connelly, Miller and Biron. What happens if Biron cools down considerably and Kotalik and Connelly return to their form of two years ago? I won't say it's likely to happen, but that it is a distinct possibility.
I'll also say that I'm concerned about us going forward. We haven't seen consistently great goaltending since Vokoun's injury. We aren't going to beat good teams with Vokoun playing this way. Unless he finds his groove again and the team starts to play smarter in their own end, we are going to struggle mightily as our schedule condenses and the top teams stack up on our schedule.
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