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11-02-2006, 11:55 PM
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Pitkanen's game relies on confidence, and right now he has none.

All the progress that was made that year in the AHL is gone.

It sounds like a cop-out, but I feel it to be true.

You can tell when he's playing with confidence and when he's nervous.

With the exception of a couple games this season, he looks nervous.
Agreed. I dont think anyone on the team has confidence. This team is just shell shocked for lack of a better term and not having a player on this team like Primeau is killing them IMO. Yes, Forsberg, Kapanen, Richards etc. may lead by example, but they really need a steady presence like Primeau in the locker room to get them through this slump.

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11-03-2006, 12:00 AM
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I saw Pitkanen play before, that is why I said that I thought he was our most value player coming into the season. I've seen enough this year to determine that he can't play defense. The other team's smallest players win battles along the boards against him (actually I wouldn't call them battles, it's more like him going to get the puck and another guy coming up and taking it from him) he also lets these same small players stand in front of the net to deflect, screen, or jab at loose pucks. that is unacceptable. If that player is so valuable, why can't Andy Delmore make it with a team? After seeing you say that Rathje has not been bad this year, I can't argue any more.

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I saw Pitkanen play before, that is why I said that I thought he was our most value player coming into the season. I've seen enough this year to determine that he can't play defense. The other team's smallest players win battles along the boards against him (actually I wouldn't call them battles, it's more like him going to get the puck and another guy coming up and taking it from him) he also lets these same small players stand in front of the net to deflect, screen, or jab at loose pucks. that is unacceptable. If that player is so valuable, why can't Andy Delmore make it with a team? After seeing you say that Rathje has not been bad this year, I can't argue any more.
I'm just glad players' careers aren't defined by 12 games like you seem to think.

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