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02-28-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TropicalFruitGirl2 View Post
Needless to say Bolts need a win here...badly.

So far, the Lightning haven't matched up well against ANY team that plays them in a tight checking, physical manner.
TB offense, while still very potent, continues to rely on fancy or perfect set ups...something the better checking teams in the league simply won't allow.

Notice they do MUCH better when they just shoot, attack the net and look for garbage.

As for our D, well, it isn't built to be a total shutdown defense, unfortunately. Not saying the team shouldn't worry about D, but if you look at what we have, most of our guys are more offensive minded... (Salo, Bergeron, Carle, Hedman).

That said, there is STILL no excuse for the awful turnovers by ANYONE on defense.
A guy like Victor Hedman has the tools to be a top D-man in the league (and he probably will), but he still needs time to mature. Very good candidate to be both an offensive guy and a shut down guy though.
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