Weber and Suter - Untouchable?
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02-27-2010, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
I wonder if it the system (defense and discipline) that Trotz and Poile have chosen limits offensive/scoring development. Players are not allowed to be overly aggressive in Milwaukee or in Nashville. The are encouraged to be responsible defensively. But because we are a small market team with a small market budget, we can only afford players with less talent. And these players often flourish in a team based approach where chemistry and playing within a specified role are required.
I think this system stifles those who may develop into scorers. Radulov obviously did not like it. Peverly has 18 goals and 26 assists (44 points) in 60 games this year with Atlanta. Dumont and Hornqvist, our team leaders, only have 37 points each. But Peverly is also a minus 13 while Dumont and Hornqvist are plus 11 and 10 respectively.
Honestly I think it is as much the system necessitated by our financial constraints that influences the development of a strong defensive team with little offensive flair. Poile knows this and drafts accordingly.
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