Is the team performing as you expected?
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02-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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I expected a lack of scoring, but I did not expect the forwards to collectively play this poorly.
When the forwards have the puck on their stick and are able to maintain possession, this is a different team. I could also be disappointed in the blue line, but IMO, they're running around in their own most of the night because the forwards can't sustain any pressure or keep possession. When the forwards are getting it done, the defense looks as I expected it to. In fact, the young guys with little NHL experience have actually been a positive to me. Erixon, Goloubef, Moore look great. Nikitin is playing like a guy who's hurt - there's something going on there and it isn't because 'he sucks'.
This is how I exactly feel about this team right now.
I was expecting there to be more scoring, but the offense is just not doing anything most of the time. I think the defense and goaltending has actually been keeping us in it, but we've been losing a lot of close games because of the tepid offensive play.
We can barely keep it together because of this in most games, and we are unable to jump on any of the other teams' mistakes when they happen, while the other teams score on our mistakes.
But the standings don't really surprise me, the only hope we had was if the offense was gonna overachieve, but they certainly have not done that.
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