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02-24-2013, 12:42 AM
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Ollie Queen
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Originally Posted by we want cup View Post
All summer people downplayed the roles that Dubi and AA played on this team. Prust too, to a lesser extent.

With Nash hurt we're just last year's team without the depth and toughness. With Nash playing we're last year's time with a bit more scoring and less toughness.
On paper. We're not actually scoring more. Honestly, it's not early anymore and I think it's fair to assess what we're looking at by now and not feel like we're jumping the gun. There is not a single area in which this team looks as good as, or better than, it looked last year. Not one. Our entire offense, not just in it's role of generating offense, but our entire forward core with regards to the transition game, the forecheck, play in our own end, penalty killing, etc. (and obviously, scoring goals and playing on offense) looks to have taken a very large and significant step backwards. The defense and Henrik don't seem to be able to make up for it. We look like a bad hockey team this year. And we're boring as all hell. Most nights I start the evening with the Rangers game on and, without noticing it, end the night watching a different game because the hockey is just much better and the game is much more enjoyable and entertaining.

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