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03-10-2013, 01:09 PM
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Bluenote13
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
Overly negative. This team is trending in the right direction. They don't need to be firing on all cylinders right now. They need to steadily improve as the season goes on. And right now, I believe they are.
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
If I can say one positive thing about Chimp's assessment, it's that the legend of Dan Girard has long since out grown the reality of Dan Girardi.

Dan Girardi is not, nor has he ever been the best defenseman on this team. Dan Girardi IS awful at breakout passes. Girardi is a really solid defender, and yes, he blocks a lot of shots and is a tough warrior, but he is also a poor offensive player.

This team really misses Michael Sauer, who brings all of the defensive positives that Girardi does, with the added bonus of being a terrific breakout passer and a better decision maker with the puck, especially when carrying the puck in his own zone.

Passing has brought this team's offense down for years; it was the big issue last year, and it has been the big issue this year. A big part of that is the passing from the defense, too.

Excellent points all around.

Sauer, yet another sad fate in whats been way too many sad outcomes with our draft picks the last 15 years.

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Lundqvist: 6
Ridiculous MH.

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