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07-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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La had guys that can step up huge in playoffs. Look at the teams playoffs stats.
We don't have kopitar, carter, Richards, etc.
We can't score in playoffs.
None of those guys stepped up until the play offs. That's why they barely sneaked in, and then they all stepped their games up. You never really know who is going to step up in the post season until you get there. That's why anything can happen. I understand the frustration, but we're projecting quite a bit here. That's why they play the games. Anything can happen, and anyone can be a hero.
We know Rinne can step it up in the play offs. We know Weber is a great competitor, along with Klein. Josi is solid, and if we make the play offs this year it will be his first time playing in late in the spring with some seasoning. The same goes for Wilson, to be honest, and we all saw how he had stepped it up last season. Forsberg, Beck, Bourque and Jones are all unknowns. Fish steps up when we need him.
All it takes it for your goalie to be hot, your defense to be sound, players who can handle the physical game that gets going even more and a couple of your offensive guys to step it up. That plus some puck luck and we could surprise.
Or we could falter like we have in the past. However, this is a different team, and the teams around us are different, too. The play off set up is different. The coaching staff has changed. We can't look back to the past too much to make predictions for the future.
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