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Wednesday Wakeup Call: Time for a change

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Wednesday column off Game 4 focuses on Marc-Andre Fleury’s miserable goaltending … which incredibly was nearly topped at the other end of the ice.

But not quite …

I have a 5:30 a.m. exit from this place — not long from now — so I’ll let the column do my talking for this game, save for three things:

1. There’s more to be done than just changing goaltenders. But the column was about that topic, so that’s where it went.

2. Don’t underestimate how much lousy goaltending can throw even a really good, confident hockey team out of sorts. Anyone who knows the sport can attest. If you start thinking every shot is going in, you start doing some pretty dumb things.

3. Be sure to read Eric Bowser’s goal breakdown in the comments here. Quality stuff.

>> Here’s yesterday’s TribLIVE Radio show podcast featuring Douglas Murray.

>> Taking today off in Pittsburgh. Back at it for Game 5 … and 6 … and …

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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