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Thoughts On Mike Sullivan?
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04-18-2011, 07:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New York City
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We can't even gain the blue line the majority of the time.
It's hard to gain the blue line when you don't have any forwards capable of carrying the puck through the neutral zone or any defensemen capable of making long breakout passes. That's just one of the reasons why Gaborik hasn't been scoring this season. No more breakaway passes.
[/QUOTE]You can rationalize that any way you want, but I refuse to accept it. [/QUOTE]
OK, you can try your best to fix it than. I'll guarantee you one thing though. Firing Mike Sullivan won't change anything. So you're going to have to try something else.
[/QUOTE]The talent is not as bad as the product we typically see. [/QUOTE]
No, it's pretty much right where it should be.
[/QUOTE]If anything is an aberration, it's that we actually finished 18th. [/QUOTE]
Agreed. No PP QB for most of the season before McCabe. Our leading goal scorer can't score goals. Our first line center is Erik Christensen. Our most talented offensive D-man is Matt Gilroy. We should probably be bottom 10.
[/QUOTE]The way we run our PP, we should be much lower than that. And as I've said, I think we can be at least league average with our roster. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that point. [/QUOTE]
Yes, we will. When I watch teams with effective PP units, I see a bunch of skilled players making tape to tape passes and generally showcasing their high level of talent. We don't have a high level of talent or the ability to make accurate passes. We're a bunch of grinders, that's our self-professed identity. Skill and creativity make for a good PP, not grinders.
[/QUOTE] And god forbid we overachieve on the PP for a change. The PP has been awful for years, despite changes in personnel. [/QUOTE]
The fact that you're asking that this team "overachieve" seems to be an admission that my entire argument is correct.
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