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11-24-2012, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
I agree thanksgiving break will hurt attendance. I also think this team isn't as bad as its record.
Well, on paper anyway. As I mentioned already, I don't think that guys like LaBate, Barnes, etc. haven't really brought their best games yet. IMO, there's no question that they have a very solid lineup that can compete with anyone on any given night, but if they aren't bringing their "A" games consistently, it doesn't matter how good they look on paper, it just won't translate on the ice. I know that there are people out there that say Eaves is the problem or that having lost Bill Butters has contributed to their downfall. Maybe, but coaches can only do so much and it's ultimately up to the players to get it done in games. Now perhaps Eaves could start lighting some fires under some of them, but again it's all about how it translates to the results on the ice.

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