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05-10-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridley Simon View Post
Just win makes everyone happy, obviously.

If you guys dont want to see the strides, then thats fine too.
Ok, what strides though really? The fact they're allowing fewer goals? Is that because of the defensive style or the fact that their 3rd string goalie has been their MVP to date? Regardless, ok they're allowing fewer goals...isn't that offset by the fact they are scoring far fewer?

I mean if they lose Saturday, what's the difference between losing a 7-game series with NY, with tight, 2-1 type games, vs. losing a 7-game series to the Penguins in a tight, 5-4 type of games series? The result is the same....

Now if they advance, kudos, but again how much of that is because of the way they're playing? I hate saying this but a lot of it is luck. The margin for error is zip. They are playing this wonderful new "style" but think about it, one bouncy puck or divot in the ice can ruin them. How many posts/crossbars have been hit by both teams in this series, when just one of them would have altered the outcome of a game and the series?

There has to be a way to play the good defense but also get more chances...these games are all too close for comfort. Game 5 was the textbook example of why this system, style whatever still needs work.

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