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01-20-2011, 05:56 PM
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My problem with all the Westgarth bashing is this, the kid can actually play the game. He has shown, though very limited but still he has shown a few moments where he can play the game. He is a defencive forward who is more than a fighter and well better than the player he replaced.
He is a rookie in the NHL and being coached by someone who is trying to make his style be that of a throw back goon when his entire time playing the game has been spent teaching him to fight when called upon to do so only and the rest of the time to actually play.
In fact, I would say that watching Westgarth struggle is another way of seeing where TM is out of step with all of the intricacies of todays game. He is behind a step in many areas and if Westgarth is sent down in favor of another player than what well see is again another player who is NHL ready playing on the Monarchs.
He needs to be coached and used sparingly as he develops an NHL caliber game, until then he is going to struggle and be confused as has other players that have gone through our system and received little if any actual coaching.
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