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03-01-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by billybudd View Post
Interesting reference for more reasons than just that those were bad losses and this is a bad loss.

Alex Semin and Claude Giroux are both players with magic hands. If you defend them by ceding ground, getting a stick in the lane and betting they won't get it through to (Tlusty/Hartnell) anyway, you're going to lose that bet. Both players burned us on the same type of play.
That's another thing, but that burden really falls on the forwards for backchecking hard, or not completely abandoning the zone at the slightest chance we may be getting possession of the puck.

Again, a systematic issue that only a coach can fix.

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