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09-02-2010, 08:29 AM
with the 10th pick..
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its obvious you're one of the Renney sympathizers.
I seem to remember the 4th Line of Anisimov,Shelly and Prust being rolled rather consistently for the last part of the season.It was the only line other than the 1st line that started to produce at that point.
early in the season...he had no choice but to give the 1st line the bulk of the minutes because no other line was doing anything.
I would say it was players like Drury, Boyle, Avery and a rotating cast of PA Parenteau, Voros & Lisin who failed to do anything on the bottom 3 lines through-out the early part of the season. Even Byers & Locke had their chances. No one stepped up to the plate to give the bottom lines a boost (i.e. Drury). The injury to Dubi didn't help matters either.
ill be honest, i wasnt a renney fan at all. atleast at the end anyway. once i felt the team had tuned him out - after that horrible dallas game, i felt he was a dead coach walking so to speak. and at that point, i felt a change was needed.
as far as renney the person, i think hes an awesome guy and a terrific coach. he was always polite and handled himself with class and a high degree of professionalism. he was just in over his head here with a veteran laden team and limited talent.
as for torts, i dont think theres any question he over played his hand last season leading to exhaustion and ineffectiveness of his top line players. using that 4th line last year against teams out of the playoffs and playing out the season means nothing. his horses were spent. they had nothing left. your best players dont stop being your best players unless they are hurt or spent.
oh, and that line being our best line at the end of the year in a playoff push was down right embarrasing.
again, you create a system around the players you have rather than trying to make them play a system that once worked for you 10 years ago.
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