Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks Win 3-2 over the Oilers
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02-25-2013, 11:29 PM
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I already feel like the Hawks are killing themselves just to keep it going.
I may be in the minority, but I think it is good for them. The Hawks biggest problem the last few years has been apathy. Coasting thru games expecting to win instead of working to win. Last year when the Hawks gave up a bad goal or the bounces weren't going their way the team would just downshift and go into a lull. This year when the bounces aren't going their way or the goalies give up a bad goal the team seems to be playing with a gigantic chip on their shoulders hell bent on overcoming the bad breaks. Plus, despite the intensity they are playing with the players really aren't being overworked. The ice times for the top guys are down from last year.

The only thing I would be slightly concerned about is a more mental burnout, but I don't see that as a likely outcome. It seems to me that the Hawks from top to bottom realize how good they can/should be and aren't going to piss away anymore time being mediocre (except of course on the PP where mediocre would be an improvement).

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