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03-01-2011, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by predwings View Post
At what point though do we decide maybe it's not fisher but the system he's in? Sooner or later Trotz is going to need to take blame for some of this play. It's his job to get this team up to playing to their level and not the Oilers level. These games make his coaching style's problems seem more obvious, I kinda feel like this season is just a disappointment, moreso after the allstar break, where we were looking fine and have just done a bellyflop despite having more home games than any other team, which was supposed to propel us into a great position in the playoffs.
The thing with Fisher that I've noticed is that he always needs some skill on the wing to be most effective. In years that he did well, he usually had an offensive force on his Wing that preoccupied other players. If there isn't anyone to draw attention away from Fisher he usually just tries to hard and make a simple, low percentage Offensive play. Not the most patient guy in the world, and doesn't create much himself. When he was doing well with Ottawa, Kovalev was playing with him most of the time. Another low cost solution that had chemistry with Fisher was Ryan Shannon. In hindsight, you guys probably should have traded for him too.

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