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11-11-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PhysicX View Post
We have one line in DD-Cole-Pac that has proven to us it can produce consistently, but besides that, I'm not that confident with the rest. Factoring in a new coaching staff, a so-so D, and the fragility of our team (injuries), I don't see this team making the playoffs.

What's your opinion on Penalty killing? Besides Gorges, I'm worried.
As long as we keep Plekanec, I'm not too worried. He's one of the best in the leagues at the PK, Eller is getting better, and if anything we now have even more grinders who can split the minutes on the PK. Not having Gill to play second goalie is a step back but it's a much bigger loss on the 5 on 3 than the regular PK, because we looked good there even without Gill because our team defense is so good and Plek and Eller are monsters at creating breakaways.

I'm more worried about the DD line being able to replicate its success, especially if it's not broken up to give the team more balance. Having a healthy Gionta could make the offense more balanced but I'm skeptical Cole could have a season as good as last year.

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