It's time to bench Hartnell...
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05-03-2010, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Originally Posted by
claude boivin lives
It was most definitely not 50/50.
But anyway, I noted earlier when talking about the lines that too much is often made of that stuff. As I said, the bottom line is that players need to play...guys need to get it done.
, a close game like tonight's was absolutely a game where that stuff was critical. I could give plenty of examples, but the ones you gave work just fine. You're not giving JVR the best chance to produce points playing him with effing Powe and Ross. You're hurting Giroux's chances of creating and producing by sticking Hartnell on his wing rather than JVR. And Hartnell is currently far better suited to a physical, grinding, checking line than a scoring line...and is certainly more suitable for that role than JVR.
This is the kind of stuff that coaching is all about, and this is the time that it really counts. Lavi isn't doing a good job with it.
Meh, JVR spent a lot of time with Richards and couldn't come up with anything.
Guys need to suck it up and realize you won't be playing with optimal linemates, but the job needs to get done or you go home.
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