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#321 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

This team is a wreck. Difficult to watch.
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#322 Nev

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:00 AM

Here's the thing, that wasn't just a terrible performance, it was a terrible game of Hockey, period.  Both teams played less than 24 hours previous and it showed.  Lets not pretend like TB came in and outplayed us, they didn't.  Their 12 foot 9 goaltender looked like a brick wall, we had a perfectly good goal disallowed, and they took advantage of a couple of our mistakes.  That's it

 

I can forgive the team for having no jump (and Jurco playing his 3rd game in 3 days), but the line combo's were mostly terrible and they looked like a bunch of strangers out there.  Just a couple of weeks ago we were rolling 3 great lines, now we can't seem to find 1 with any chemistry.


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#323 Aznknight

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:37 AM

We like our team

#324 nawein

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:02 AM

We like our team


Yeah, I do. Sure we have spare parts that cost a lot of money, sure we're not playing good right now, but this team isn't our team. The team that played tonight had by my count 6 people that wouldn't be in the lineup if we were fully healthy, and next game it'll be 7.

Jurco, Mrazek, Lashoff/Q, Glendening, Eaves, and one of Bert/Cleary. Add Sheahan to that list for next game.

We're missing now 4 of our top 5 players that can play center, our starting goalie, and second best defenseman (my opinion). This is not a bad hockey team. If we get healthy and Howard figures it out I don't think there's a team in the East that can beat us in a 7 game series. If you need me to I can break down the matchups for you. Everyone needs to chill. We'll be fine.

#325 Dabura

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, I do. Sure we have spare parts that cost a lot of money, sure we're not playing good right now, but this team isn't our team. The team that played tonight had by my count 6 people that wouldn't be in the lineup if we were fully healthy, and next game it'll be 7.

Jurco, Mrazek, Lashoff/Q, Glendening, Eaves, and one of Bert/Cleary. Add Sheahan to that list for next game.

We're missing now 4 of our top 5 players that can play center, our starting goalie, and second best defenseman (my opinion). This is not a bad hockey team. If we get healthy and Howard figures it out I don't think there's a team in the East that can beat us in a 7 game series. If you need me to I can break down the matchups for you. Everyone needs to chill. We'll be fine.

 

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My only issue with the injuries argument is we have to find a way to win, because the NHL's point system doesn't reward you for injuries incurred. If we're gonna wait to get fully healthy before we start racking up the wins, well, we may be out of the postseason race altogether by that point. A brutal December would mean two straight months of brutality (November was not kind to us). That would not be good.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

I have to wonder if the Winter Classic (i.e. HBO) and/or the Olympics are really messing with us. Because, while losing streaks and "injury flash mobs" are nothing new to us, we really have been a mess this season, on the whole. I mean, our record at home? When does that happen? Something like...never? And this shootout insanity, for which there is absolutely no good explanation. What the hell?

 

Not an excuse. Just grasping for answers.


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#327 Red Crazy

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

Sure injuries have been a big problem but its not like this team was tearing up the league before the injuries started. And its not like all the errors that have been leading to goals against have been all made by rookies. Kronwall has been terrible lately. A puck possession team needs a very good break out to be successful, ever notice how sloppy we are at leaving our zone? I think the D core has a lot to do with the problems this team has at the moment at both ends of the ice.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:02 PM

In the category of "Back-to-Back Home Losses played on Saturday and Sunday": eleventh time it's happened in Club history and the first since 

20, 21/02/1982.


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