Islanders = Kryptonite
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03-05-2013, 08:50 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Blaming Price is the easiest way to go, and if you want to blame him go ahead.
But, while he play has been less than stellar since he came back from the flu, the overall defensive effort by the team the last few games has been atrocious. Even Budaj who supposedly played an amazing game vs the Bruins, let in 3 goals. You can't always expect to win games 5-4 and 4-3.
How many times have we seen an opposing player completely left alone in the slot? It's ridiculous. Defensemen are being beat by the backdoor play on a consistent basis. Forwards aren't covering the opening shot at the top. It's like we've completely lost any sense of a defensive structure.
I would worry about Price but I know it's just a matter of time before he gets his game back. We just can't expect to make a deep playoff run playing that type of D. It's not going to work vs. teams like the Penguins, Bruins, Leafs.
On a brighter note, I think we just got a glimpse of the great defensemen PK will become for us in the future. Absolutely stellar.
MB only job right now is to bolster this atrocious defense. I'm going to say what I said 2 years ago, and then the year after that. Markov is done. Time to move on.
Yes he was a fantastic player, but Kaberle is quicker on his feet ffs.
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