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01-21-2013, 04:11 PM
Keep on keepin' on!
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Completely disagree with your assessment on Brewer. I thought he made a couple of crucial stops for us defensively and it wasn't so much his gap control but a lack of awareness that led to Grabner's breakaway goal. It's just his lack of foot speed that leads one to believe he has poor gap control. He should have been in your "meh" category.
Not sure why Hedman "frustrated" you so much. He's not a natural puck distributing defenseman and he threw down plenty of good hits and closed down the gap on the opposition quite well. He even tried to get involved offensively and already looks better than he did last season.
Yes, frustrated, its frustrating, becoming frustration. I know he's not a puck moving defender but he gives it up with these "stand 50 feet away and poke the puck" moves instead of getting in there and F**KING the guy up! He's a big boy and if he used that more to his advantage he wouldnt give it away so damn easily.
And its not just Brewer on the breakaway, go watch Ullstroms(IIRC) goal where Brewer gave him too much space at the blueline. Any defender knows that you collapse on a 2 on 3 if you're tight in front, not at the blueline. He was practically the left dmans right hip. Just my opinion but its mainly angering me. How the holy **** we fail to beat the Isles again is the part that annoys me. We still fail to beat them.
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