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03-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie Parent 1974 View Post
a shot from the opponent's blue line on net = 1 SOG

a breakaway, or the slam dunk NYR pulled off 2 nights ago by undressing our Team so-called "D" = 1 SOG


this team needs to
1. hustle for 60 minutes every game
2. play more sound defensively

regardless of who is in net.

anybody denying that is delusional.

period.
Nobody is denying that



Are there people saying they should play 30 minutes and be worse defensively?

Here's a simple fact you repeatedly fail to address, likely because you have no rebuttal. Edmonton is far worse defensively than the Flyers. They're awful. Dubnyk's stats blow Bryz out of the water.

How do you account for that?

Bryzgalov's save percentage is miserable. It's not like every single shot on goal is one of those slam dunk plays, like you referred to. He's just not been good at stopping the puck. That's all there is to it. He routinely fails to make saves other goalies do make.

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Originally Posted by Bernie Parent 1974 View Post
all of the above are reasons to change the system / play tighter D like they did vs Pitt 2 games ago, not get another goalie. [especially the parts in red]

they CAN play better D, without gutting the roster.
i saw it last March, when we were winning & i saw it vs Pitt in a 2-1 loss.

Bryz looked just fine in March & vs Pitt. NO reason the Flyers curently on the roster can't be more responsible defensively & HUSTLE for a FULL frickin 60 minutes !!!
They CAN play better D, but they don't have the skill to generate offense as well in the process. They just get trapped in their own end. These aren't two way players like we used to have. Gagne has returned but he's nowhere near what he once was. Richards and Carter are gone. Giroux, and Voracek just aren't as good in that respect.

You can keep pretending that doesn't matter, but it does. They can't just magically be better at defense, no more than Bryz can magically be better at stopping pucks. Putting this team in a defensive shell like they did against Pitt and NYR did nothing but trap them even deeper in their own end because they weren't pushing as hard to generate offense.

The team looked worse in those two games than they did when they were trying to play to their strengths. It kinda shoots your theory down.

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