*Buzzsaw* Posted January 5, 2016 Share Posted January 5, 2016 Watching last night's game, there were some positives... Kenins looked to be getting focused and getting his energy level up. Horvat of course, finally got rewarded for all the effort he has put in over the last 20 games. Higgins was a little better, although he is still shooting the puck right at the goaltender. Great nights from both Hutton and Biega, both showed a lot of energy and creativity, I'm loving the way Biega is starting to wheel. But I had to see a distinct lack of energy and focus from a couple guys. Cracknall has really lost the edge he had at the beginning of the season, he's not hitting like he was, and he is trying to hold onto the puck too long and do some kind of Gretzky impression, when he doesn't have anywhere near that kind of skill. He should be sitting out a couple, time to bring up Brendan Gaunce and give him a chance. And then we come to Weber... He tries to wheel like Biega... but he has no clue what to do with the puck once he gets across the blue line... and when he tries an offensive foray, unlike Biega who gets back into position very quickly, Weber's rushes almost always leave his defense partner high and dry. But the worst aspect of Weber's play is in his own zone... the 2-1 goal, which as far as I'm concerned was the real turning point in the game, was solidly his fault. He completely botched his coverage... was behind his check, tried to stay with him, waved his stick in a half-a$$ed hook, then fell down behind the net, leaving the right side front of the net wide open for Dauphin to pop in the easy goal. Pedan may not be the most experienced guy out there, but at this stage, anything would be better than watching Weber repeat the same mistakes every night. Better to give Pedan the opportunity to learn, who knows... he just might turn out as well as Biega... but Weber is clearly going downhill, and needs some time to sit in the press box and re-evaluate his game. One other thing for the entire team to take note of: Every forward really needs to be forced to watch a hi-light reel of Daniel's goals from this year... to see how fast he gets off his shot. Everyone on the team with the exception of Daniel is taking way to long to shoot. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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