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02-07-2013, 10:23 PM
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When I have to agree with NoNeck's, obvious doesn't begin to describe the topic at hand.
Wins are great ... but they are not always the result of playing solid hockey. We had one line performing in the 1st period and did nothing in the 2nd until the rush Wilson scored on. Our offense is not "on" ... it's lucky right now. Luck is not sustainable.
Needing to count upon our defense to give up no more than one goal is playing on a razor's edge
... and that is exactly what we're doing of late. We're repeatedly getting stuck in our own end with no clue how to clear the zone ... just look at the shift immediately following Wilson's first goal where Blum and Ellis got stuck out there for 2:33 for an extreme example. The PK is looking better right now ... our faceoffs are hit or miss from one game to the next, hell, one period to the next ... Peks is looking like the Peks of old ... our few scoring chances are featuring more of a net presence ... all positives. The thing is that those positives don't negate the glaring issues we've faced all season. Sorry if reality tempers my happiness over the wins because anyone who has ever paid attention to this sport knows that continuing to win on luck alone is highly unlikely.
Hmmm.. we've scored 6 goals last game, against STL no less, and then today we scored three, against LA. We are not relying on Pekka near as much as you claim. Sure earlier in the season we played worst offensively but not so much the past 4 games when the preds seemed to wake up.
EDIT: and the fact you can distinguish luck from talent and work ethic is amazing.
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