In The System Part IV (Preds Prospect, Minor League Talk)
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11-09-2013, 10:29 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hartland, Wisconsin
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Good thing you have Pekka locked up, because Magnus looks terrible tonight. I'm at the Ads/Stars game in Austin and Hellberg looks shaky as hell.
I think you're being ridiculously harsh on Hellberg. It's the first time he's played in how long?
I'm also going to run down the goals he gave up.
First goal there was traffic in front of the net, an Admiral was attempting to block the first shot, another was standing in front of the net and a Stars player was flashing across the crease as the shot was coming through. Maybe he should've stopped it, I didn't really see a good view of it but it wasn't a complete softy that he let in.
The second goal was a turnover behind the net by Watson on a 5 on 3 power play. It's hard enough to stop a 5 on 3 power play. Even harder when Watson turns it over when you can't see it and the puck is quickly thrown out in front of the net.
Third goal was just after a 5 on 3 ended. Two Admirals were doing nothing other than backing up to Hellberg which allowed a pass all the way across the ice to the left circle. Van Guilder tried blocking the shot but he pulled his stick around and went short side on Hellberg. Maybe Hellberg could've gotten there faster but he had to stop to make sure the Texas player in the center of the ice didn't control the puck. Also a perfectly placed shot, much like Forsberg's goal later on.
Fourth goal Bitetto turned it over behind the net. There was a quick pass and Morin was all alone between the circles.
Fifth goal was a 2 on 0. Enough said.
Sixth goal was a bad goal. It was a semi breakaway at a bad angle and the angle was made worse by an Admiral coming down to help. He needed to seal off the left corner because that was the only way he was going to score and he didn't.
Overall though I'm just not seeing what you saw.
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