Topper wrote:donlever wrote:The Salo situation bears thought.
To me he really sagged in the latter part of the season and started to look slow and somewhat feeble. He continued to play his angles nicely as he always has but he is noticeably a half step slower getting there and the extra workload required to ensure his half of the rink was tidy sucked the life out of the rest of his game.
Hence his offense dried up.
As a side note to this it is a bit distressing to note that as Samis game deteriorated so did Edlers.
A bit frightening that.
Yup. Salo was a bit of a boat anchor the last while and I have been wondering how much of Edler's weakness could be attributed to doubts/lack of confidence in his partners play.
Edler just does not have the killer instinct. On the tying goal, he was standing fishing for the puck instead of hitting (crosschecking) the guy. If you replaced him with Ohlund, I am pretty sure that he would knock the guy down.