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01-30-2013, 12:45 PM
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It isn't a technicality
when there was NO chance that we were going to resign Winnik. Also, we all know what Winnik is. He is a very good 3rd line winger who can kill penalties and has hands of stone. He is a 10-12g 15-18a sort of player. A hot streak can happen for any player. Hell, Sam Gagner scored 17% of his points in one game (23% in 2) last season, that doesn't make him Gretzky because he tied his record.
We all agree that this team needs to make a push for the playoffs,
but when you lose 3 players out of your top 6/9 you are going to have a difficult time winning hockey games.
Only 1 of those 3 is the fault of management, and that isn't 100% their fault.
The biggest issue on this team is defensemen, and there has been an effort to improve that area (EJ trade, Hejda signing). They just haven't panned out to what we all expect at the moment. When EJ finds his consistency, he will be great. Beyond that something needs to be done about the defense, and I'm sure by the end of the season we will be trading somebody for an upgrade at that position.
No, by technicalities i meant i made a mistake saying Winnik is off to a good start with SJ instead of the Ducks, i forgot he left SJ and you had to correct me.
Lets not use injuries as an excuse. Pens made the playoffs when both Malkin and Crosby were out with injuries.
Good teams will find a way, but you do need defense, goaltending, and very good coaching to over come injuries up front and make the playoffs.
Avs do have the goalie, but they don't have the defense nor the coaching to overcome injuries to their forwards.
But even without the injuries, this team can't make the playoffs. The coaching is awful, there is no specialty team system, or any system that this team can rely on to win enough games to make the playoffs.
And it's worth mentioning again, that D is just the worst d core in the league.
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