Is Edmonton the softest team in the league? (Mod Warning Post #91)
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01-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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I don't think they're soft, just small so they get taken off the puck easily.
They battle hard and at times are very good at controlling the boards offensively. It's on defense that's the problem, which is well known. They can't handle big top lines like from San Jose for example. But they do play hard. Granted they need to do a better job on the PK and last night they gave up 3 PP goals in 4 chances in the first. After that the team became deflated and the flood gates opened. All teams have a bad period sometimes. Vancouver had a horrendous second period in their home opener. But the team did show character and battled hard in the final 2 frames. They will get there. It's a slow process and I wish it would speed up faster, but it is what it is. Growing pains are going to happen.
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Their forwards look like boys playing against men at times. It's a huge problem for them right now. It will eventually be fixed. The problem is that by the time these guys get bigger, they'll be on their second contracts and the cap will become Edmonton's nightmare.
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