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05-21-2013, 02:38 PM
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Kings are suffering from some between the ears problems with San Jose. I figured this would be their achilles' heel in this series. For whatever reason, they fall into bad habits when they play San Jose (mainly they forgo puck possession big-time when they have the lead vs. when they face other teams).
Fortunately, so far, Quick has been bailing the team out, but they're clearly using Quick as a crutch and playing sub-par as a result. Here's the data:
To me, these are signs of exhaustion. Just looking at some of the top players going through the motions indicates to me that they're running on empty and were not prepared for the truncated schedule of a 48-game season.
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