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02-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
In the last half of the second, and the third we looked much better.
Upon reflection, I think we might have started the season thinking, "Hey, we're the Predators. What we do is play good defense, lean on our goalie and wait for the good chances to come." As a result, we were too passive offensively and the chances didn't come.
Worse, we were too passive defensively, creating big gatherings in front of the net, which really give Pekka trouble. Like any goalie, he's better when he has some open space and can see what's coming. I think trying to attack on offense is obviously better offensively, and Rinne is the kind of goalie that can bail you out if you give up an odd-man rush by trying to be too aggressive. Obviously there's a balance, but I think this team needs to focus more on attacking and taking chances than trying to be safe and win 1-0.
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