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GAME #35 - Canucks @ Oilers
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03-29-2013, 02:38 PM
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Losing 6-7players out of our starting 12 forwards is really starting to show now. The wear on the Sedins, the lack of push in the offensive zone, players playing hurt and out of position... all of it is right there for everyone to see.
It's amazing they're where they are... credit Schneider and team defensive play. A lot of winners on this team... it's ugly but it's working. Lets just hope some reinforcements can get here soon before the Sedins, Burrows, Higgins, Lappy and our other regulars have nothing left to give.
Sedins especially look spent out there... gonna need to be rested down the line if possible. Not sure if it will be though.
While I agree with your premise, that being down 7 players is really starting to show, and that it is affecting our offense, I don't see there being too much wear on the Sedins, yet.
I've been tracking the ice-times of these games, after watching period after period of Vigneault call his lines off after dumping it into the oppositions zone, and frankly, the Sedins aren't playing a whole lot.
Just looking up Andrew Ebbett's last five games, Schroeder and Henrik's illustrates this. They're all in the 10-19:59 minute range, game in and game out.
I see it more as Vigneault only allowing the Sedins to give just enough to win, rather than burning them out down the stretch.
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