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10-01-2013, 01:41 PM
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You can't place too much stock in the preseason, but then again, the preseason is a time when rosters are constructed. Vets and rookies are fighting for spots on the squads; other players are vying for spots throughout the lineup. You'd like to see a sense of immediacy and urgency out of some players. I didn't see enough it from our squad.

I couldn't tell if Richards was going through the motions or if it's just the way he normally plays now. Nash looked disinterested, especially when compared to the opposing team's top players such as the Sedins, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, etc. who were all more engaged then him. Kreider didn't seem to realize he was fighting for a spot on the team until his last game. I hope the team plays with more intensity once the regular season starts, but it remains a concern for me until I see them do so.

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