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11-10-2010, 03:43 PM
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dulzhok
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Originally Posted by glenngineer View Post
Well, the players have been different over the years and it's been a problem for a while now. Do we blame the GM since he's giving Trotz the roster?
It has to enter the equation. In 05-06, we were top 10 in PP. Is it any coincidence that Timonen, Zidlicky, Kariya, were leading the way? Even with that group, that level of talent pales in comparison to the high-end offensive talent on other teams. Kariya was washed up when he came to us, Trotz turned him decent, now he's back to washed up. Sullivan on the LW hardly compares to Alex Ovechkin. The big key back then was we had a true PP QB in Kimmo, and "decent enough" talent up front. Zidlicky was also talented on the PP.

Now, we have no PP QB, no sniper, and very little hope. We have a big shot from the point (Weber-- who's been off), a good net player in Hornq, an average (at best) puck mover / QB in Suter, a washed up scoring threat who wasn't a big scoring threat to begin with (Sullivan), and a guy making the transition from the AHL (O'Rielly). And then a bunch of guys who don't belong anywhere close to a 1st PP unit, with Wilson maybe being the exception eventually.

It's a talent issue more than coaching issue.

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