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01-27-2013, 06:45 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
I still like the shootout, they were pretty darn exciting when we had Sully, Kariya and Zidlicky along with goalies who stopped the shots.
I don't think that Rinne is particularly built for the shootout, he's very athletic for sure, but it still takes him long to correct when he bites on a deke. During regular action it's easier for him to follow the play and anticipate shots. The shootout is a lot of guesswork. I'd almost rather switch to Mason for the shootout, but IIRC teams figured him out last time he was here in that you get him going side-to-side and he'd give you the 5-hole every time.
The Preds are as close to being 4-1-0 as they can be without being anywhere near that record. And i'm going to pin it on not having an "Attack" mentality and i'm not sure how you instill that mindset into players who have pretty much never shown it.
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