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01-23-2013, 09:33 AM
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The problem right now isn't the 3rd and 4th lines.

Its the first and second. They are playing too soft and too cute with the puck and terrible defensively.

Everything is bad right now, but it all starts with puck retrieval and then breaking out. If those are sloppy, you get turnovers. You can't even worry about how ****** we are in the offensive zone or turning it over in the neutral zone until you fix those two things.

Obviously the team is not as bad as the last two games.They also aren't as good as period 1 against Carolina.

Missing Goc and Bergenheim really hurt this team. Goc(best faceoff man) led the team in defensive zone starts yet produced a lot of shots on goal, which meant his line was responsible for zone changes. Bergenheim plays a simple physical game, chips the puck in retrieves. He is also a net presence.

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