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01-21-2013, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
It's typical behavior of this board. Single out the guy who is perceived to be the weak link, and start directing the frustration at him.

Hell, half of the people who are harping on him for the Kennedy goal can't even remember how the play developed. Vitale blew by Bickel because he misread his gap and thought he could close him out on the wall. Hank made the initial stop and it should have ended there. However, between Kreider being slow on the backcheck and Del Zotto standing around in front of the net not covering anyone, Kennedy had an easy look at the net. That play was a **** show all the way around.

Seems like few people around here can analyze a hockey play anymore. It's kind of alarming.
You are too kind. All night the Pens were giving him the puck (dumping to his corner) and then hemming us in for scoring opportunities. Now he is not the only one playing poorly, Staal has been bad and Girardi is fighting it too. But, he does not skate well enough, does not see the ice well enough and does not pass the puck well enough to play defense in the NHL. Seems like a great guy and a warrior but does not have the skill set for this league. And the mistake he made on Vitale came at an awful time and was the turning point in the game.

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