Found December 22, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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from Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times, Here are five things the Lightning can do to salvage the season. FIND A GOALIE Last season’s savior, Dwayne Roloson, above, is either in an awful slump or the 42-year-old’s age has finally caught up with him. His leaky goaltending has gone on too long, and the season is getting too deep to be patient any longer. And it’s hard to feel good about Mathieu Garon…. SHORE UP THE DEFENSE Here’s the problem: Eric Brewer, left, is the best defenseman, but he’s not a true No. 1 like Boston’s Zdeno Chara or Detroit’s Nick Lidstrom. Victor Hedman is the second best, but he’s not really a No. 2. And down the line you go. Every defenseman is asked to play a role reserved for someone with slightly more ability. The result: a team that entered Wednesday 28th in goals allowed per game at 3.28 and a defense that allows 30.3 shots a game. This can’t be corrected overnight. The Lightning must keep it simple. Instead of worrying about doing too little, try...
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