Sadly, I'm not even as upset about that as I should be. Oh no. We went from the most explosive offense in the NHL to scoring 3 goals in three away games. That isn't really going to get the job done unless you're playing supreme defense, which, oh ya, finally proved they are as bad as I thought. Trust me, if I had the ability to replace Nik Grossman during the Getzlaf goal with a ballerina doing a pirouette I'd be all over it. God forbid the Stars play the Wings anytime soon because Tomas Holmstrom will be allowed to drop anchor in front of Lehtonen for as long as it takes Khabibulin to drop his GAA under 3.5...which means he'll be there a while. Seriously, where is Derian Hatcher to physically pick someone up and relocate them when you need it? Or better yet, where is Ed Belfour to gently encourage you to move in a way only he can? Plain and simple, if Lehtonen sees you coming, you aren't scoring, but if the core of 6 turnstiles on the ice each night want to let everyone do what they want in front of the net, then it's going to be a long season.
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