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11-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Porkins the White
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Their on-ice issues lie in the defensive zone, with inconsistent defense, and inconsistent goaltending.
No. Matching hit for hit is not the same as being not soft, not to me. And their problems are more than in the defensive end - their attack is predictable and their execution on attack lacks determination. Players are often late in driving the net and there is weak support for the puck carrier. Which is itself partially symptomatic of a soft team - one that won't fight for space in transition or in the crease.
You seem to be expecting them to be the 2006-2007 Ducks in the physical department, and anything less is "soft".
To twist Adam Savage's words, I reject your straw man and substitute my own: You seem to think that a player who occasionally makes contact is not soft; and expecting anything more is "ridiculous" and a "bunch of crap."
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