Zherdev Demoted (update: healthy scratch for October 29)
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10-29-2010, 09:23 AM
Ed finally concedes!
Join Date: May 2010
Laviolette likes consistency. Although Zherdev was more noticeable last game I also noticed he was floating still and not pressuring the puck handler. That gets under Lavy's skin b/c his whole system is built on pressure. Zherdev seemed to be playing opportunistically for himself more than the team concept. He made out ok but that doesn't cut it in the long run and certainly if you go complain to the GM instead of the coach you are going to be taken to task. It's kind of obvious Lavy and Holmgren already have some philosophical differences. You saw with Leino sitting last year and Lavy not using him and then you saw it with signing Guerin. Ultimately though Holmgren does defer to Lavy as he should since it's his team but I do question Lavy's decisions sometimes especially his mixup of lines. I thought John Stevens was bipolar..Lavy isn't much different. I'll be surprised if Zherdev is here by the second half of the season if this crap is starting already with the dude.
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