Game 20: Kings vs. Predators - 3/4/13 - One Game Win Streak!
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03-05-2013, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
I'm glad I woke up half way through period 2, the people in my section elbowed me because I was snoring after that start.
Great win, but is there any other team nowadays that's as boring as Nashville? They aren't really that offensively challenged, yet they play an incredibly structured system that squashes any amount of creativity they have from guys like Erat, Legwand, and Hornqvist. They have other guys like Wilson, Fisher, and Bourque who can put the puck in the net, but they rarely get the chance. When the Kings were breaking out the first 2 periods, all 5 preds were usually in the neutral zone already in a circle, slowly backing off. Once in the defensive zone, it was block and collapse, flip it out and go get it. Such a snoozefest.
And if they miss one, they get a stick in the lane or deflect it. That's great defense and all, but it seems it's all they focus on. It really reminds me of the Andy Murray counter-punch strategy later in his tenure, where it's completely reliant on the other team making a mistake and capitalizing. We were on the other end of last night more than a few times in that era.
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