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10-31-2013, 01:27 PM
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rboomercat90
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Originally Posted by Master Lok View Post
Really - how do you determine that the team is worse than last year?

Do you take into consideration the injuries? Did we start the season last year without our top two centres? Did we lose three of our top four left wingers in the first 15 games last year?
This team wasn't very good with our top two centers in the lineup. They were both getting their lunch money stolen by other teams top lines on a regular basis anyway. That's why so many of us have been saying a one two punch of Nugent-Hopkins and Gagner was never going to get this team anywhere. Arcobello was playing a much better two way game than Gagner has played anyway. As far as the left wingers go, losing Hall doesn't help the team but they only won one game when he was in the lineup anyway. Perron has missed one game. Can't blame injuries on him. How much impact did anybody expect Ryan Smyth to have this year? People were begging him to retire.
Injuries are just a convenient excuse. Every team in the league finds a way to deal with them except for us. This team isn't very good right now and that's the reason our record is so bad. Let's hold off on the praising of Mactavish until, if, he actually accomplishes something here and we see actual evidence of it on the ice.

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