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05-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RandyHolt View Post
Dale is being unpredictable. People can't wrap their brains around it, and some think we are winning despite him.

Yet there appears to be a completely different mindset of the team now. The players are keeping calm, presumed an extension of Dale.

When is the last time anyone saw Ovi gassed or loafing on defense? We are a different team now.

Dale is making an example out of Halpern, Knuble, Ovi, Ward; deliberately or not, and I think the other players have taken notice. And are bringing it.

Effort can triumph over skill. I think we see it every year in the playoffs.
I certainly can't wrap my head around it!

But I'll say this..I feel real comfortable with Beagle and Hendricks on the ice...those guys have infinite energy and just dog the puck all over the ice.

I like the 4th line too. Knuble/Ward are really bringing it.

Then you need to play the 2nd line and 1st line as well.

Just seems that there isn't enough icetime to go around overall...BUT...its pretty absurd to play Ovi and Semin for 12 or 13 minutes..Backstrom for about 15.

I don't agree with this at all personally but we are winning games and competing hard so maybe there is a method to the madness thats not transparent to us?

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