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02-02-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by WhamBamCam8 View Post
This is the same team that scored 1 goal in 4 playoff games last year. With Horton they are fine. Without injury they are fine. One injury they go from very good to very mediocre. More jeckyl and hyde then any other good team in the league IMO.
And yet, excluding Horton, the production of the top 6 still ranked in the top 3 league wide. Horton is certainly valuable, but the notion that this team is any more susceptible to failure due to injury than any other team in the league is simply a myth. Especially when those injuries are to Shawn Thornton and Danny frickin Paille.

The team struggled as a whole last year for periods (including the playoffs where they faced a team on defensive lockdown and a hot goalie), they also were 3-7 to start the year with everyone (including Horton) in the lineup. Teams go through fits and spurts, it happens.

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