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08-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
No doubt, there's a lot of room for improvement in both the power play and the shootout.

However, given the team's roster, it's hard to see much improvement in the PP. Further, even if we acquired a good PP triggerman or PK Subban stepped up for that role, there's a huge gulf between 15th place and 8th place.
Momentum has a lot to do with it. The team started the season very slow last year and never gained confidence. The were something like 2-8 after the first 10 games and while they somewhat recovered into being an average team afterwards they crashed again when Martin was fired. I think the players are going to compete far more intensely if they see they have a chance of making it, which they should unless they start the season very slow again.

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