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01-27-2013, 12:08 PM
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DP played OK. That's it.

We had NO CHANCE with Boston because like every game against Boston, they give us a chance in the beginning and shut us down in the end. EVERY GAME.

So stop blaming DP. Boston would win regardless. I don't want DP up, but he is. The Isles need better D, better leadership and more scoring and backchecking and to hit more to beat Boston. All that and then we need a goalie to shut them down.

Poulin is fine where he is. He's developing. He's growing up. Anyone recall we rushed Dippy and nurtured every bad move, every bad decision and all the bad stickworking by bringing him up early, demanding NO ACCOUNTABILITY with him and refusing to admit he needed to develop early on in his career?

Thankfully, Nilsson and Poulin only had cups of coffee (and both looked great!). They both, FOR OUR SAKE, MUST STAY DEVELOPING INTO GREAT YOUNG NETMINDERS! WORK ON THEIR GAMES!

Patience gets us that. Rushing them up gets quality netminding we saw last night where a goalie does not challenge when he should, does not hug the post, does not cover the right side, does not stand up to challenge or go down to spread out when he should.....a BED EDUCATION. It haunts DP to this day and some want to do the same to Poulin?

Be patient. Deal with Rick in his farewell tour and support the lunk. He played well. He just isn't that good and we have a great future in net if we don't mess with it.

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