: Post-Game Talk:
Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 04:32 AM
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I was at the game and I noticed that in OT the D was being ultra conservative so the offence couldn't really keep sustained pressure. They would only try to score off of the rush. IMO that says to me they don't have confidence in their goalie to make the big save when they need it.
This is a problem.
A lot of the odd decisions you see around the net and D's and forwards goaltending is a direct result of lack of faith in the actual goalie.
You rarely saw this kind of thing with Roloson. You saw it a lot with Conklin. This is like flashback to Conkannen days.
Its overcompensation. First goal happens because Dubs is down and out and over committed to one side, and he's shown to be helpless once he's down. He's out of position. If he's in his proper set its not a goal, and you don't have Fistric, Gagner, etc trying to play goal there.
This is textbook players not having faith in the goalie getting it done. I saw Stoll and good Horcoff making these kind of mistakes with Conklin in net.
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