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07-18-2013, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
It's an excuse.

Hockey is a physical sport and every team will have injuries. The teams with depth will overcome and be successful. Those that lack adequate depth capable of performing will suffer.

Sadly we are that team that lacked depth last season and if we start the season as is, will again be at a more significant disadvantage WHEN we have players injured.
Up to a point. If key player like a Doughty, Subban, or Crosby, gets hobbled and becomes less effective, there is no real way to "replace" that player and the team will likely suffer. But, with depth, at least the reserves are not total incompetents and you can play a "trap-like" defense-first style to squeeze out a win every night like Ottawa did last season.

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