Lats finally develops in a Leclair type of power forward
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07-14-2008, 02:45 PM
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How does that mean anything else?
"Because of how he played" you assumed I was saying that he was playing bad, you assumed wrong, get over it. He wasn't playing on par with what was needed for the top6, is that really too complicated to understand, and that it doesn't mean he was playing bad, just not good enough for the top 6. You put words into my mouth, next time, before assuming anything, ask me what I meant in a comment if you are unsure or want more detail.
The guy said that it is Carbo that did not want to let Latendresse play more, like it or not he's right.
No he's wrong, because you are ommiting the part that he said this as if it was Carbo's fault, as if, if Latendresse would've played, the team would've had better results.
Now it's up to everyone's opinion to know if Carbo was right or wrong.
I think last season's results are pretty indicative that he was right about that one, we had a top offense in the league, that's a fact you can't dispute.
You try to make it sound that Carbo did automatically the right decision because he has a better Hockey IQ then most of us.
No that response was a cynism towards his own assertion. Turn on your sarcasm/cynism radar.
While I agree that Carbo knows more then most of us, I wouldn't use that argument to prove if a decision was right or wrong.
And you wouldn't also use the argument that Carbo played the "trap" for the first half of the season, implying that he makes wrong decisions and implying that his decision to not use Lats on the top 6.
He said ""He was stuck on the 3rd and 4th lines with non skill guys all year. There are a lot of things about Carbonneau I can't explain.""
When I pressed him to see if he was actually giving fault to Carbo, by mentioning that Carbo knows a lot more about the situation, he repsonded with this :
""Probably...but this is the guy that played the trap for half the year last year...""
As if it was the most logical choice to put Latendresse on the top 6, hence it was Carbo's fault.
Carbo made a lot of errors during his "reign" it is not hard to list a few of them. It is one of the purpose of the message board, arguing.
As if all other coaches don't make errors, but that's just the point. Montreal had a leading offense, you can't argue this, so he was right in his choices for the top lines.
If we'd all agree that the people in charge are the most knowledgeable people, hence undebatable it would make this board pretty dull.
I never said that, stop putting words into my mouth. We can have a debate, but to say that Carbo used the trap as to say that he makes bad decisions and relate it to the use of Latendresse is poor debating and arguing.
So if you want to prove that Carbo did the right thing prove it with some facts not with the "supposed" superior knowledge.
I think that Jack Adams nomination and Montreal's #1 offense (second for GFPG) speaks of itself in this case, because Lats is supposedly an offensive player and our offense was one of the best.... without Lats on the top6.
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