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03-19-2007, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post

It just scares you though, that we've been winning low scoring games. We're not good enough defensively to count on our defense to win in the playoffs (witness the countless games we've blown leads), so we're going to need to start finishing soon if we want to make any news against the Debbies or Sabres (or hopefully, the Thrashers).
Agreed, somewhat. Talentwise, you are right, even before Tyuts and Karel went down this was a no-name defense. However, we have retreated into a playoff defensive mode before the playoffs have started. Hopefully, IF we make it, we will be more used to that defensive/playoff hockey mindset compared to some other teams that haven't been in it because they have been playing playoff desperation hockey. That's why I always thought the Devils did so well in the POs even when their regular seasons weren't so stellar.

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