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01-16-2013, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
We are slow at the center position. I wonder if there is a team in the league with slower centers than we have. But besides that position we skate pretty well.
yes. we are fairly slow at the center spot and overall we are just average. and when you are slow up the middle, thats not good in todays game. we have 2 guys with blazing speed on the edge with kreider and hags but beyond that, we are average.

gaby isnt fast anymore other than short bursts, and derek stepan skates in mud, the rest of the wingers are pretty much just plain slow.

the saving grace is with the torts "system" average skaters can succeed. speed really isnt a key component to the torts way. puck pressure, backchecking, playing as a 5 man unit and henrik lundqvist wins games in torts' world.

of more concern is the average age of our 3 key offensive players.

richards gaby and nash = 30 yrs of age.

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