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by Paul on 03/19/13 at 10:18 AM ET
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
Right now this group seems incapable of helping itself. Minus Kesler to give them a second unit to threaten offensively five-on-five and make the first power play unit effective, they can’t score enough to play the style they were designed to play, yet aren’t getting the goaltending to win the 2-1 games. They can’t even win a faceoff these days with the bogus centres they have, the team constantly starting without the puck.
“I thought we actually played a pretty solid 60-minute game,” said captain Henrik Sedin, admitting faceoffs were a problem, “but when the power play isn’t going and you start every shift without the puck and you’re chasing it makes it tougher to get some offence going.”
How long this wait will last remains to be seen but it’s becoming increasingly clear the team accountants should at least be easing off on their projections when it comes to playoff revenues this year.
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