: Post-Game Talk:
Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 05:05 AM
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It'd be one thing if Smyth were 10 years younger, he's not. So we put old man winter on lines that he has no business being on. Play our lines the way that they normally do, they score the 3-2 goal then tell our team to go and get it back. **** this "protect the lead at all costs" BS. Extend the lead, make them press to try to tie it and then counter punch.
ftr Krueger in every media outlet in the city is loudly denying ANY mention or suggestion that the players should sit back. He wants them to attack. To continue to aggressively push the game.
But young players panic, start getting nervous, and stop moving their feet. What I notice a lot in the 3rd periods is a lot of players guilty of watching the play and freezing. So in puck battles that we win in first two periods we lose in 3rd as young players tend to get mesmerized with game on the line pressure.
With RNH out, and Hall looking white as a ghost there wasn't much hope in keeping all lines humming tonight.
Hall looked just ill by the second and third periods. Quite a trooper but probably shouldn't have played.
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