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Video Morning Line- Aaron Ekblad

via Mathew DeFranks of the Sun Sentinel,

“There’s a lot of problems,” he said. “We’re making the wrong mistakes, mistakes that we talk about day-in and day-out that we should improve on. We shouldn’t be making the same mistakes over and over again.”

“Got to have your defenders, all of us, with a chip on our shoulder,” Ekblad said. “Every time Steven Stamkos touches the puck, I want to be better than him. Every time Kucherov touches the puck, you got to make their lives miserable. They might not like it. It might not be the friendly thing to do. I’m sure all those guys hate me right about now. I hope that’s the case after a game like this.

“We got to play a hell of a lot harder, make it impossible for those guys to get a sniff — on any team. Any team’s best lines, we got to make sure they don’t get a sniff. We got to be reliable enough that all six of us can play against those top lines. We haven’t been.”

Below, watch Ekblad, Bob Boughner, Aleksander Barkov and James Reimer post-game plus the game highlights of Florida's 8-5 loss to Tampa Bay.

 

 

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“There’s a lot of problems,” he said. “We’re making the wrong mistakes

As opposed to the right mistakes ...

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/31/17 at 08:55 AM ET

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“We got to play a hell of a lot harder, make it impossible for those guys to get a sniff — on any team. Any team’s best lines, we got to make sure they don’t get a sniff. We got to be reliable enough that all six of us can play against those top lines. We haven’t been.”

Hey Ekblad, you can have our 6 DMen?? Back to reality Ekblad is right on with his comments.

Ekblad is a Stud the Wings have missed since Lids left and I don’t see much hope of getting lucky.

 

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 10/31/17 at 11:58 AM ET

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As opposed to the right mistakes

Yes.

You’ve never made a simple mistake that didn’t have dire consequences? That’s pretty rotten luck you’ve got, Charlie Brown.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/31/17 at 02:24 PM ET

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