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12-27-2005, 07:32 AM
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Isles coach points at 'lazy' Yashin (Newsday story)

Interesting perspective from the other side.

Can't stop Buffalo's blitz

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Interesting perspective from the other side.

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Alan Hahn, the reporter who wrote that article, really has it in for Yashin. That's not to say Yashin wasn't at fault, or as the team's best player shouldn't be more responsible for wins-and-losses than any other player. But it's a team sport, and other guys take worse penalties or play lazier shifts, and Hahn doesn't take them to task. Nor does he seem to give Yashin his due when the guy has a great game and earns the Isles 2 points. Just my opinion as an Islanders fan.

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The old adage about a team's most talented players also having to be a team's hardest working players comes to mind.

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I dunno -- maybe Yashin didn't step it up to the next level, but the article even notes that their collapse was keyed by Sopel's clear into the 6th row, and the Isles playing too tentatively the rest of the way.

It's also possible that the comeback mystique of the Sabres is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy: Once the Sabres got going again (during Sopel's 5-on-3), the Isles played on their heels because they expected Buffalo to come back and take the game.

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The Isles got 19 shots on goal. They were lucky to have 3 goals on that many shots. Most goalies would barely let 2 in.

Perhaps the coach needs to start looking himself in the mirror.

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