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11-24-2011, 10:04 PM
Ducks tank is on!
Join Date: Aug 2005
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EDIT: Sounds like there's some resentment in him.
The "they said I couldn't play left wing" was what bothered me.
I generally like Carlyle. But I don't think he has done a good job of making players fit to new positions. I guess Ryan has transitioned to LW OK, but other things like Ryan to center or Lupul to LW. In fact I thought Lupul did play LW a bit way back when.
I just don't think they have enough patience to help a player learn a new position if they don't pick it up instantly. It needs a commitment, like an entire offseason. Tell the player they are going to make the switch, have them study tape or practice it during the summer. Then let them play it for more than just a few scrimmages and preseason games. I think the plug gets pulled too early.
Lupul as the LW on the top line and Ryan as a center anchor for the 2nd line just made so much sense.
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