Found May 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News, You hear it all the time in sports. Often, it is applied to teams that have provided a glimpse of what they might become, uneven teams with promising talent and/or unfulfilled promise. It is figurative speech, or meant to be, but in this playoff series between the Flyers and New Jersey Devils, it is a literal description as well. The Flyers are just not taking that next step. Specifically, they are not taking the extra step that separates a strong clear from a wobbly puck picked off in their own zone. They are not taking the extra step that would get them to the puck behind their own net before their opponents, or in front of New Jersey’s net, too. “I don’t know if it’s panic or it’s too much pressure,” said Danny Briere, who was on the ice for two goals in the Devils’ 4-2 victory Sunday night. “I don’t know what is going on.” continued
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