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09-08-2013, 06:07 AM
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I think the team looked slightly better, not as messy in their own zone and in the last two periods they started to generate some offense. The lack of any real scoring power up front showed while Comrie played well in net.

Our goalie on the other hand was a complete mess and killed any chance of a comeback. Our PP was dreadful, what's up with the three men at the blueline thing?
Most goals against came from individual mistakes, either by our goalie or the skaters. Two massive giveaways, one bobbled puck on the PK when Klefbom read the play but totally mishandled the puck and ending up on the wrong side defensively, Marincin getting walked waaay to easy, the goal after Troubas stretchpass is tricky to tell who of Klefbom and Marincin should have had the cover on a stream you have to see the whole ice to make the call, most likely it's on Klefbom, but whoever screwed up they still did enough for the goalie to save the effort but he didn't, a couple of juicy rebounds from our goalie added to that and there you go seven goals against.

The lack of any high end offensive players became kind of obvious when the offense was pretty much ran by the d-men.

Individually Davidson had the best game imo, Marincin and Klefbom looked good in flashes but both made some big mistakes defensively, both got better as the game came along, Gernat was good offensively a little out of position defensively and certainly needs to get stronger. Musil was pretty solid, his skating isn't really NHL level though. Leach doesn't impress me at all.
Of the forwards Khaira looks like he could be something, not the kind of guy who drives the play but could be a great complimentary player, Roy has some skill but needs to get smarter and stronger, his shot needs work, Miller looks slow and is trying to hard when the puck is on his stick, Platzer looked surprisingly good although more of the complimentary player as well, Chase will be interesting to follow this season looks like he could be a good bottom sixer if all goes well, Kessy sometimes is all over the place and sometimes looks like a player, Ewanyk is involved in a lot but is very limited offensively.
Other than that pretty grey amongst the forwards with some disasters like Schaber, Baddock and Fyten.

All in all a pretty typical pre-season game, hard to impossible to draw any conclusions, but you can see some of the skill at least. If we switch goalies this is probably a pretty even game though I think I'd give the edge to the Jets due to the lack of snipers on our side. Last we see of Cadorette in an Oiler jersey I'd assume.

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