Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/28/11 at 03:59 AM ET
from Mark Whicker of the OC Register,
Hockey clubs are strolling into Honda Center like kids invading a game room. There is no fear and little hesitation. When the Ducks can’t score they lose, and when they do score and get a lead, they also lose.
They have injuries. Lubomir Visnovsky’s speed and stick handling are chronically missed.
But, with all the respect to the thoroughly professional Jason Blake, when did he become Peyton Manning? The Ducks who are supposed to win games, or at least influence them, are healthy.
“We’ve talked about it every day,” Saku Koivu said, “about how we can play so well for 15 minutes or a period and a half, and then we don’t execute for three or four shifts, and the other team takes advantage.
“When adversity happens we haven’t bounced back from it. We’re not executing the way we’re not supposed to. We’re not on the same page.”
A somber Teemu Selanne said he was up-to-here with all the discussions, that the leaders in the room “have to lead out there,” meaning the ice.
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