#2 - 01/20/2013 | Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers | 7:00 PM - MSG, NHL NET
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01-20-2013, 06:59 AM
with the 10th pick..
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its one game. doesnt tell us much.
first, we look slow. very slow. if you cant back up the defenders, you are in for a long night of dump and chase and turning it over. attacking with speed, even in a dump and chase environment is key... we showed little speed and almost no puck possession last night. strike one.
pk/pp we had a few bad calls imo and we were on our heels. our pk was pretty solid mostly due to hank, as usual, but our pp was horrid. gaborik continues to be clueless on where to go and what to do. having him behind the net with the puck makes me cringe. hes not wayne freekin gretzky. if he isnt shooting, hes not worth much it seems. and behind the net just eliminates him from the pp. and when hes not back there, hes usually just standing along the left wall doing nothing. awful.
and im sorry but del zotto on the pp point is not going to work. yes, he did have a couple nice shots early last night but he just doesnt have the shot nor the foot speed to be anything more than a puck distributer up top and we need a shooter.
lastly, boston is a very good team at home. that could have been a 5-1 game very easily. its not that we lost, its how we lost thats the problem.
home tonite should help with our energy and speed. problem is, we are playing a fast dangerous team so we will want to try to slow them down and not run with them. should be fun.
tarasenko with 2 goals in his debut last night. yeah, hell never come over. hes a bum.
dylan mcilrath (whom we took with the 10th pick over the above russian) with 1 assist in 9 games in the AHL but he can sure fight.....
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