10/25 - Bell returned to Whale
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10-20-2011, 05:29 PM
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ill say it again, hes game style does not fit with the rangers style of play.
hes not fast enough to develop offense off the rush. he's not big enough to play the board games we like to play,
and he doesnt have a good enough shot to be a consistent power play threat.
really all he has is passing ability and creativity.
but, there is no time and space for him to do these things at this level. as soon as he touches the puck he just gets bowled over.
in Europe you saw what he could do with a little more space, but thats moot because that space just isnt here.
he needs to play on a puck posession type of team that doesnt play that hard impact type game. Detroit would be great for him, as would Vancouver. But even then im not convinced he will do much. He just isnt big enough or fast enough. you need to either be big, or fast, or have a decent combination of both. when you are as small as him, you better be one of the fastest guys in the league A-la MSL. He's not. his speed is average to below average. That's not going to cut it.
He is fast enough.
Yes, he can't play the board-game the Rangers try to play. Agree there.
I would say passing and creativity is quite important in hockey.
As a team, you create your own space. Rangers chose to dump it instead. It is possible, but it takes team effort and team style of play.
The question is, why is the confidence so low among the players to create their own space? The only player who have done so this season is Callahan.
Does Tortorella have so low confidence in his players to give them a shot to try and fail a couple of times until the get it going?
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