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06-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Darth Vitale
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Originally Posted by UnderratedBrooks44 View Post
Basically when the rules tightened up post lockout it paved the way for guys like Martin to make hay. Now they're getting lax on contact and guys like that can't hack it nearly as much.
Yah but most of those rules were to help puck carriers. He does that some in transition but I don't think Martin's failures this playoff have much to do with him getting reamed on penalty no-calls (obstruction, etc). He was just out of his element. He isn't built for a tough series against Philly or New York (for example). I still think Philly had another gear speed-wise we weren't expecting in the playoff and when they started pressuring our D, we got eaten alive and Martin was just one of the more obvious victims.

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