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12-29-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Effort took much less individually talented Preds teams to the postseason year after year with guys like Fiddler, Ward, and Smithson.

This is a team with the worst win % when trailing first this season ... something it historically could overcome. This was a team that could come back in the 3rd when trailing after two ... something it's done once since the lockout (last season) after tied for 3rd in 2011-12.

I wish I could see anything that indicated effort, heart, resilience ... but it's not there most nights. It explains why the team can't come back and win ... can't perform at even strength ... is in the midst of a several season decline of 5on5 defensive efficiency ... and on and on.
Those teams weren't less talented, or even close. I wasn't some huge Arnott fan, but he and Dumont were more consistent scorers in that era than anyone on the team currently.

Aside from last season, this team has less "talent" on it than any other since 03-04.

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