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11-23-2011, 12:26 PM
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Half Empty/Half Full after T.O

If you were just a hockey fan, rather than a Lightning fan watching the scoreboard, last nightís game offered plenty of excitement: A lot of goals, even more chances, some real beauties, 2 on 1 chances and something as whacky as a 3 on 3. Of course, itís hard to enjoy when the Lightning are the better team on the ice, and still fall pretty far behind early, and it actually gets worse from there. Iím sure it is little consolation to Bolts fans to hear that they saw some great goals (Frattin setting up Colborne was pretty impressive), when they were against their team. I chalk it up to a recipe of bad ingredients that ended up in a lopsided loss:
- Step 1: After falling behind, you take risks on defence, in order to give yourself a chance of scoring goals and coming back.
- Then, defensemen were trying to start some offense, but coach Boucher didnít want them shooting from the point (due to the high number of blocked shots in todayís NHL). This likely lead to trying too hard, not keeping it simple, and resulted in fewer shots.
- Mix in some frustration of playing well, but losing doesnít help.
- Add a shaky night by your starting goaltender
- Finished off with the bounces going to the Leafs, and Toronto doing well to capitalize on seemingly every chance they got.

For those fans who donít want to bail on the team, and would like something positive to take away:
- The Lightning could have just as easily been winning heading into the 3rd.
- Tampa Bay could be looking at a bit of hangover from last yearís run, just like Vancouver and Boston have. Boston has started to pick it up, and hopefully the Bolts do the same.
- The Lightning are right around where they were last year Ė As long as they don't know that, the season isnít over.
- Lightning outshot and outblocked the Leafs.
- Jones is out (waivers), and Tyrell is in
- Ohlund is closer to coming back
- Malone should improve after he gets a few games under his belt after coming back from injury
- There is plenty of time for Yzerman to pull the trigger on a trade if it is needed.
- Washington sucks

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11-23-2011, 02:22 PM
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I will always look look at the downside while Kubina is on the team. He made bonehead mistakes at the worst time in the game the first time around. Still does but now is a $3.85m third pairing that looks like he is carrying a refrigerator on his back; makes Ohlund look fleet of foot.

Worst signing by SY IMO

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11-23-2011, 02:34 PM
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Kubina is a shadow of what he was. A real liability most nights with an occasional good play here and there.
Glad Jones experiment appears to be over.

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Completely full.

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Completely full.
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Completely full.

Of What?

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Because I drank all of the Lightning Kool-Aid!!!!
Go Bolts!

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I will look at half full when we get a couple of real defense-man

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Of What?
of ****?

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I was just discussing this with my ex-brother-in-law (pens fan). What came up was why, MAB is not in a winger position? He is on fire this year, and has a laser of a shot. Although I know we couldn't change his position. Would it possible upon getting our defense in a better situation possibly changing his roll?

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