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11-28-2010, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Champagne Wishes View Post
What I'm saying is that Fleury's play has been a net negative for Bylsma's record this year, so he shouldn't even be brought up in this conversation.

If Fleury starts playing like trash again, is that supposed to be Bylsma's fault? How is he supposed to compensate coaching-wise for Fleury letting in a long-range softy in the waning moments of a game?

Fleury's playing like a 5 mil goalie right now, so we shouldn't be expecting him to come down from his current level of play. This is how his contract dictates he should play - he's not outperforming it. If he doesn't live up to it, that's on him, and an uphill battle for HCDB.

As for Sid, well, if he tapers off and starts playing like a mere superstar, how is it Bylsma's fault if the Pens struggle with an injured Malkin, no Staal, and an armada of untalented grinders? The team was built to succeed down the middle with the stars playing to their potential. The man can't turn water into wine.

Of course they will.
Sorry, cw, not buying on malkin. And, all teams have weaknesses that good coaches Find ways to mitigate, not exacerbate. But, i supose we'll have to wait to see it play out when it counts instead of getting caught up in 10 game stretches.

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