*OFFICIAL* Windsor Spitfires 2012-13 Season Thread (Part 7)
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02-10-2013, 12:13 PM
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Saginaw doesn't lose any more, don't get your hopes up that the Spits are going to take both games. I don't think the Spits will get in now unfortunately, more to do with what the Spirit did, not what the Spits didn't. And I'm not sure what more could have gone wrong and not worked out in Windsor this season.
Why do the forwards get a free pass on being non existent in the defensive end. When they do get back long after the original rush because no one back checks they are out of position and completely ineffective along the wall, covering the points or just chipping pucks out. You can't ask defencemen to make 100 ft passes under pressure and out numbered. Giftopoulos is the only player they have worth a salt who is responsible in all area's of the ice.
Easy to blame the D and goaltending which Pav is totally lost he isn't challenging and is too deep in his net for starters. But now with the forwards all just playing the 50 ft of ice that Kirby does it just doesn't work. Coaches never held anyone accountable for taking short cuts, actually it was rewarded now it's an epidemic among the forwards.
The forwards backchecking has been absolutely horrendous I don't think anybody here would tell you otherwise. I agree coaches haven't held players accountable and that contributed to things getting out of hand.
Defense has been an issue for the past couple of years now so that is a big concern moving forward. In regards to goaltending I hope the talk of Pavelka as an OA is put to rest. Windsor will have possibly 2 top 20 import picks or in that area and they need to get 2 top forwards asap. Nobody will say injuries haven't played a role hurting depth but even when Khokhlachev and Aleardi were going the 2nd line of Vail-Johnson-Ho-Sang hasn't been that productive. You have 2 18 year olds and a top 5 pick on your 2nd line and there isn't any chemistry and productivity.
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