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Player of the Game & The Good, The Bad, The Redden: Game #78 @ New York Islanders
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04-01-2011, 05:59 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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what the hell are you talking about? out coached? the team played like absolute crap. you dont get outcoached in blowouts, you get outcoached in close games. the rangers didnt show up to play. period. their PP was awful, their offensive zone play was awful, their defensive zone play was awful, their effort level was beyond pathetic, their puck pursuit was nonexistant. thats not poor coaching, frankly its flat out
to say he got "out coached"
i expect a whole lot more from you Ola. you want to blame him for not getting his team ready for a near playoff like game, i call shenanigans on that too. a coach shouldnt have to wake up his team, especially not one thats showed up almost every night and given 150% effort.
Wow, how is it possible to claim that Torts wasn't outcoached in a game like that?
The Islanders were 10x as composed as we were. They had a structure in their game, set breakout-plays and stayed on the right side of the puck defensively. We were all over the place all the time, making sloppy passes and gambling in the wrong situations.
We play extremely cautios heading up ice, and takes big risks once we get pucks deep into the attacking zone by jumping up with D's et c. The Islanders collapsed around their own net, won the rebounds and got 2 on 1's after 2 on 1's, all night.
AHL caliber players created more then the avg superstar in the NHL creates on most nights.
One coach has worked under horrible conditions all year, but that coach have done his job and managed to build up the framework for a team.
One coach was/is caught with his pants down.
This time of the year you fall back on what you have practised all year. You keep things simple, and if everyone is on the same page hopefully you are a hard team to beat. If we work twice as hard as the other team, we have chance. When we don't, any AHL team -- it seems -- would skate eights around us.
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