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Old 07-06-2019, 12:16 PM   #56
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I disagree that the biggest problem against Colorado was a lack of physicality, although the Flames definitely made it too easy on the Avs' defencemen. I think it was a lack of speed. The forwards couldn't keep up with Mackinnon et al. and this meant the defencemen had to back off and allow the Avs easy entry into the offensive zone.
You can always be faster for sure.

But I was just speaking to Monahan becoming "a different player". Has to be off the perimeter and into the muck more doesn't it?

To be honest I think the Colorado series was mostly between the ears. They got burned by McKinnon, the dmen starting backing in too much and the team lost their gap for transition.
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