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03-01-2013, 03:05 PM
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No discipline, no bite from the defense to keep lanes closed and players out of dirty areas. No real tough threats up the
probably causes this.
There were some nights when Gully had to roll Robidas, Larsen, and Goligoski out as half of his defense. Those are three very weak and easily batted around players. Only Robidas even has a hint of physicality to his game. It's going to be hard for Gully to coach his team to play tough defense when those three guys are so easily pushed around by most NHL forwards.
I bolded the word lineup because it is a lineup problem. Better coaching can fix some things, but it can't overcome how undersized and physically weak a big chunks of this defense is.
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