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12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Vladys Gumption
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Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
As an LA fan, I would say that St. Louis' getting swept by LA shouldn't be held against them in a matchup against NYR. Against NJD or BB, ok sure. STL had a very impressive series win against SJS, which to me is a more similar team compared to NYR than LAK is to NYR.

Also, STL is more about team defense and offense rather than any single player's ability...per Hitchcock. Comparing Halak to Lundy is irrelevant to me because you're not facing Halak, you're facing that team D in front of Halak.

The reason why LA had such success was because our forecheck broke down their team D and also the team was distracted by the hit and injury to Pieterangelo, plus the absence of him on their special teams.
Not to mention the fact Pietrangelo was playing on one leg when he came back. Not making excuses, because we got absolutely whooped at our own game. But if Pietrangelo doesn't get hurt I doubt we get swept.

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