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I don't really understand the need to rip in to half the team every time we lose. They didn't become bad players overnight, it's not that they 'can't handle the pressure of the playoffs.' It isn't that they're too small or too slight or anything else like that.

I think it's fair to rationally critique, and to spend time contemplating what is working and what is not, but you have to look at the total picture, not focus on a couple mistakes over the course of a single game.

I have been consistently questioning the use of Desharnais (who looked much better at home - in part because the coach has more control over matchups) and I think Holland's decision to not get a real goalie is once again exposed and subjecting the team to way more risk than we should see. We're lucky that Skinner emerged this year, because I can say with absolute certainty it was never imagined that he would be the playoff starter when they were looking at options last summer.

Still, you can't get too high after a single win or too low after a single loss. I believe Skinner can bounce back. I believe the team is capable of lighting up a team's 4th or 5th string goalie and he just got a little lucky last night. I think the coaching staff can tweak the gameplan to perform better against what the Knights are giving us. I don't believe our players are lazy or stupid or don't understand what they're playing for. And I believe the Oilers will win the series.




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