Thread: Spacek stinks
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04-22-2011, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by muzion View Post
Weber has been good this year defensively, just inconsistent. He's have 3-4 great games, then a stinker, another 2-3 good ones, then a game where Martin would lose confidence in him. He'll get better with time.

Moen had possession of the puck and turned it over by trying to put it towards the net, when frankly there was no play. He's the first one to blame on the OT goal.
this is what absolutely irks me...

You can replace Weber's name with Spacek, except make it 1 great game, 2 bad ones, 2 good ones, 2 awful ones... and yet Martin never lost confidence in him.

same can be said about Gomez...

Martin is so quick to show his lack of confidence in young players, it never really gives them a chance to work through the ups/downs that ALL players face in a season (or series for that matter).
being younger players, the result is often that it torpedoes their confidence, and then takes them that much longer to build it back up... in the meantime, their inconsistent play while their confidence is shot simply reinforces Martin's impression...

he gets exactly what he was looking for (can't trust young players), whereas the vets who don't get touched regardless of their poor play have a much easier ride + their confidence is generally harder to shake since they've "been there, seen that" and can handle the ups and downs better than a rookie trying to establish himself.

pure folly for a professional franchise, especially in a cap era where getting quality play out of young players and having them develop and contribute BEFORE they get to UFA's years is a vital component to icing a contending team.

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