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12-28-2012, 10:17 PM
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Awesome hockey game to go to Here's what I saw:
Good to see Hodgson dominating offensively. He also looks a bit quicker on his feet and made a great pass break up in the first minute of the game to prevent a sure goal.
Foligno wasn't as good as hodgson, but still played well. Would like to see him try to dangle less and simplify his game when he has the puck in scoring areas. Made a nice little pass on the rush between two guys to free hodgson up for his second goal, though, and was physical as always.
Adam was alright. He had a couple good chances in a row early in the 2nd, but i didn't notice him much besides that. He coasts a TON when he's on defense. doesn't seem to hustle too hard after loose pucks, doesn't throw his body around much, either.
Girgs was pretty good too. Didn't get caught out of position defensively much, had a few solid hits and created a couple good chances just on hustle alone.
Defensively, the team needs work. This game could have been a 5-4 loss if not for a couple quick whistles and lake erie's inability to finish on empty net chances. Brennan and Gauthier Leduc should not be on the same pairing. Neither one of them handles pressure well at all. McNabb was nothing special today. He needs to learn when to holster his slapper for sure. There were at least 2 times when he blasted shots right into a guy's legs. One time he had to take a holding penalty to stop a breakaway, and the other time the puck bounced out of the zone after the block. He also had 4 penalties, but 2 of them were pretty questionable. In the defensive end he wasn't bad, i'll give him that.

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