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02-03-2013, 05:12 AM
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Solid away game last night! All three goals were scored by players who "needed" them. Our 2nd line was the best of the night, and that's a line that has played well for quite some time so it could be huge for them to getting some spotlight after this one. No complaints on Torts after this one, and I wouldn't have had even if we had lost. This is ONE type of game that you need to be able to play, and we got it done last night and hopefully that won't change for the rest of the year. This won't necessary mean that we can play a dominating game at home or handle other type of teams in this league, but we will get our fair share of pts on away ice against teams like Tampa.

I am impressed by Halpern, Hagelin and Pyatt this season. Halpern just got more jump in his legs, for a player his age, than I deared to hope for. Pyatt is playing like a slightly below avg 2nd lineer, but still as a 2nd lineer. Hagelin came in wrong in the first couple of games, and has obviously been really snakebitten for a couple of games -- but he is more or less carrying that 2nd line. If he get hot he could get really hot.

Ashan, Hank and Girardi has been the negative suprises for me so far. Asham especially is a lesser player than I expected/prediceted/hoped for. Little or no speed. No forechecking prescense. Hank is the leader of this team, but carried the team early on. GIRARDI has been bumped back to the third pairing, and on a remarkable amount of goals this season he is infront of the net, looking at the puck, with someone open infront the net. He is also OFTEN beaten for odd-man rushes and what not. Hopefully its something passing.

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