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02-11-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianPanther View Post
Totally agree with all you said. This team has the ability to beat playoff contenders in 3-2, 6-3 and 5-1 decisions, battle hard for those one goal win games of 3-2, 4-3 while also battling back from down 3-1 twice and win..........BUT..........also lose games 4-0,4-1,7-1,5-2 and 5-0.

The fact is 5 of our 6 losses this season are by 3 goals or more. Our confidence gets depleted very quickly when down by 2 goals and then other times we can battle back and show resilience. I don't understand it all, we were well known for losing in OT more than anyone else last year or the team that barely squeaks out wins.

I asked before in another thread if people would adopt:

Flash - Shore - Huberdeau
Steeger - Weiss - Mueller

as our top two lines. We have a really tough part of the schedule ahead of us with games against:

Washington (has the confidence of beating us 5-0 on Saturday)
Montreal (has beat us 4-1 early on with several injuries, Habs have cooled off a bit)
Lightning (same situation as Montreal, team has cooled off a bit but beat us 5-2)
Toronto (Hit and miss team LOADED with toughness who grinds out wins)

Then 4 games against Philly, Pittsburgh, Boston, Buffalo who play skilled games full of intimidation capped off with 5 straight divisional games. These next 13 games will complete half of the season. If we are not hovering around .500 at this point or within 8-10 points of the division lead, this season will be a step back in the plan Tallon has for us.

We need this win against Washington tomorrow night, a 4-7-1 record with a 1/4 of the games finished is not a fair snapshot of what this team COULD BE.

Don't Flash and Huby play LW? Steeger and Mueller play RW? I tend to think of Flash and Huby as playmakers too. Steeger and Mueller are more the goalscorers. Well, Steeger is supposed to be, at least.

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