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My Turn To Dish This Out

Today’s final Bruce Springsteen music video is Thunder Road from a live performance in Barcelona, Spain.  Always a great tune in concert, this one won’t disappoint.

One quarter of the season having been completed, and a couple days off to get ready for a three game road trip, why not take a few minutes and hand out grades to our South Florida Hockey team?  Not an easy task for sure, and I also wish that the results were better, but if you’re expectations weren’t set too high, then you won’t be too upset with the grades.

Goaltending:  If there is a bright spot this quarter, it’s right here as Tomas Vokoun the team’s number one goaltender and his backup Scott Clemmensen have done about all they could to keep this team in games.  Sure, a blowout or two, and  few soft goals have been let in, but that’s to be expected.  Some people however think that Vokoun, who gets most of the starts, has let in too many softies.  Maybe, but when you struggle to score goals like the Panthers, that’s going to be the reaction from some.  As far as I’m concerned, we’d be worse off without Vokoun in net.  His GAA is 2.44 which is sorta average, but his save percentage is .923 as he’s already faced 534 shots.  Clemmensen has played well in the games he’s been in.  It’s obvious however that the team plays differently in front of their netminders.  Grade B +

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