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03-25-2013, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
I don't see a problem with the team doing more of a collapse to be stingy on defense. Yes, Bryzgalov needs to be better and more consistent. But there are a lot of good teams whose forwards are consistently deep in the defensive zone. And the forwards are young and skilled enough to be better and more creative on the breakout. We know the team needs a good PMD or two to initiate the transition, but the offense, like you said, has been so predictable and uninspired. This is where the coaching staff needs to give a rethink to how they are moving the puck from defense to offense and taking advantage of the skill of their young forwards.
I just don't think they have the personnel to play that style effectively. I think that holds them back more than it aids them, like the Caps last year. That team doesn't make the playoffs if not for their weak division.

Also, I'm sad your Heeter question wasn't answered. I'm curious as well.

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