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01-21-2013, 08:26 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Hannan got beat on their first goal when he was indecisive .... retreated before making up his mind to play the man with the puck or take the passing lane and allowing Taresenko the open space cost us. The second goal they were out there for devolved into a scramble and a d-man came down to collect an open puck and get it past Peks. The Blues generated quality chances against all of our defensive pairings. Too many times our forwards got the puck and turned it over at the blueline without clearing the zone.
Even had Hannan jumped up on Tarasenko immediately, it was still a 3-2 entering the zone, and who knows what the result would have been. Like you say 101, his indecision caused the goal, though I think Peks probably needs to come up with one. Hannan misplayed it, but I'm not so sure he got "burned."

And you're absolutely right about the culpability of our forwards in the defensive/neutral zone. Poor clearances, poor passes, and some terribly poor decisions on breakouts. I think a lot of that is just rust and lack of rhythm, though, at this point in the season.

Way too early to tell, but Josi replacing Suter seems to be one of the lesser worries for this team at the moment.

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