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02-11-2013, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
WTF is going on with the Blues? In February:

L 5-3
L 6-1
L 5-1
OTL - 6-5

And they're losing 4-1 to the Kings tonight. 26 GA in 5 games is pretty staggering, for such a notoriously defensive team.
Backes absolutely ripped into the team after tonight's game:

Lou Korac ‏@lkorac10
David Backes: "We just don't have that desperation, that accountability, that responsibility to each other." #stlblues

Lou Korac ‏@lkorac10
Backes: "We've got too many guys out there looking at the stat sheet wondering how many goals & assists, cookies they've got rather (1/2)

Lou Korac ‏@lkorac10
Backes: (2/2) "... than taking a hit to make a play and getting run over so we can get a puck out so that your teammates can have a 3-on-2."

Lou Korac ‏@lkorac10
Backes: "It's time to put the boots on and go do it or else pack your bags and go home because it's slowly slipping." #stlblues

Seems like a team that was scoring a ton of goals early on and many on that team thought they were suddenly an offensive machine that could win purely with offence. Now they seem to have forgotten the structure and defensive fundamentals that were so brilliant for them last season.

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