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01-18-2010, 03:35 PM
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i do not care about what happened with the hurricanes. I care about the flyers. any articles to verifythis byt he way? they should not be out of shape period...
They weren't out of shape. No one that steps on a NHL ice surface is "out of shape" by any standard you want to apply. However, that doesn't mean they're in good enough shape to play the style that Laviolette advocates.

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...and it should not take this long to get up to speed for as new system, shape wise. When stevens was here they were gased at the end of a game. that is unaccpetable.
Why not? Teams exit training camp without their system fully pulled together. The first 20 games of the NHL season every year are messy, sloppy, and just generally poorly played hockey. Some of that is guys getting physically into the groove, but a lot of it is that team play simply doesn't coalesce until you hit the middle point of the season (when Laviolette came in).

So, you're expecting a coach to come in midseason and implement a new system and get it up and running with a quickness during a stretch of games on an every-other-night basis (meaning he had little good practice time)? If he'd pulled that off he'd be the best coach in the history of the sport.

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