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03-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Agreed. Go back and watch games played from November-2nd week of February and the team then is nothing like the team since then. That team consistently outworked the other team, continually played a smart, intelligent brand of hockey that limited mistakes...and also received great goaltending. We see a team like that once in awhile now. The norm now is to see mistakes made all over the ice and a team that gets outworked quite often. I look at that Chicago game at home as almost a turning point. That 4 goal 1st period we allowed, I remember it shocking me because it was so rare to see defensive breakdowns like that. This team just DIDNT make mistakes like that. Since then, mistakes like that have been very common.
I know all of us get mad about the offense...but in reality, the offense is the same as its been all year. We notice it much more now because our defense/goaltending has dropped off and isnt winning us games the way it was before.
This isnt a team that will score many goals. So when idiot Mitchell makes glaring mistakes, they cost us wins...while a team like the Pens can get by with those types of mistakes because their offense will make up for it. Those mistakes that Mitchell made tonight--we werent making those the first 50-60 games.
Ya know, I have to single out this post, and especially the bolded parts, because the way these boards work--posters with little amounts of posts or new memberships are way too often overlooked (with some reason I might add), but this is spot on and an intelligent hockey post and made me re-think a few (just a few!
) of my own thoughts of this team.
100% accurate IMO.
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