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01-05-2013, 10:49 AM
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Ebert and Bateman need to go over the next week. Ebert has all the physical tools, but has no feel for the game/Hockey IQ, and Bateman is a powderpuff, seemingly unwilling to play remotely physical. If Koko is coming back and going to be dealt, we might need to force whichever team is most interested in Koko to take Ebert as part of any deal. I think Bateman could still have value in the league as somebody will look to give him a fresh start.

If this team is going to win any games we're going to have to win ugly, boring games where we try to win in a shootout after a 0-0 game. Focus completely on defensive hockey - we don't have the skill level to score many goals and Vail, Clarke, Johnson, Kerby all look to be 3rd line checkers at the pro level so really start focusing on defensive responsibility, tight checking, high energy shorter shifts and gritty, physical play.

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