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02-13-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
4. Lots of bad luck. Seen them playing hard and taking shots and hitting posts, bars, and missing shots. Lots of close calls with empty nets. Pucks that trickle the wrong way. It's not the biggest excuse, that would be a cop out, but there's a bit of reality.

Evidence: Wild are 29th in shooting percentage. That has to improve.
I'm not convinced that they actually have "bad luck." But I'm willing to believe that the brief appearance of bad luck is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy: that players are getting frustrated and feeling like they're not getting rewarded and that the lack of scoring isn't really their fault...and the psychological frustration from this is causing them to grip the stick a bit too tight and miss chances, which is making the frustration worse.

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