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A game so bad, it didn't get called for gloving the puck. Jests lose.
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03-03-2013, 09:19 AM
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I think it was PJ Stock who said it, but he mentioned how the Jets don't have the lineup to be able to play with less than 100% effort. (or something like that).
I think deep down we all know that on here too. We're all Jets fans, and we love our players (some more than others), but in a nutshell the only time the Jets win is if they bring their A game. They simply do not have the horses (YET), to be able to bring a B or C game and win. Some teams can win on a B night. Or get lucky and win on a C night if one or two stars on their team shows up. I haven't watched all the Hawks games this year, but I would bet huge that they have not brought their A games for every game this year. It's just not possible. But they have the talent and ability to win on a B or C night.
The Jets as they currently stand seem to be a team that needs their A game because there is just not enough left over to win if the team gives a B effort.
The problem with that is that it's impossible to ask a team to be playing their A games for an entire season. You try, but with nagging injuries, travel, multiple games over a few nights, etc, it's very hard.
Agreed. We love the team, but aren't blind to the reality that we don't have the talent to succeed where others do. We don't have Richards, Carter, Kopitar, Oshie, Tarasenko, Backes, Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Duchene, Datsyuk, Selanne, Benn, Perry, Getzlaf, Hall, RNH, Sedins, Crosby, Malkin, Staals, Conacher, Stamkos, etc. We don't have pure, 'dazzle me with your skill' players. What we do have are hard nosed grinders that can play a team game and wear your opponents down with a forecheck, but only if they play like that. There can't be too many nights off for this team to succeed.
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