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01-07-2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by topliner967 View Post
What was the problem this season when TM was coaching then? Last season they scored more and played better (had puck possession in corners, cycling the puck and wearing other teams out). Is it because they've lost Smyth and Handzus, who fit that kind of system better, and now that we've brought in Richards/Gagne we need to have a more flying offence?

Not trying to be sarcastic, just wondering what people on these board think the issue is; the talent/skill is there, but it's much the same talent that played better last season.
In this case I would say that it is a combination of our not having anyone who can score playing LW coupled along with the fact that Stevens has full control over our D system including our team D. DS hasn't reached the ten game mark yet and it is going to take a little time for him to implement/improve the current system but Stevens and TM where cut from the same page out of the same book on their idea of how the game should be played.

DS is a stay at home work hard guy but he is also and more importantly up to this point in his career been a guy who preaches the absolute need for having a balanced attack.

We have ZERO balance to our attack.

It is time for DS to realize that what we are doing isn't going to work and to bring in the kind of people who can get us playing DS style hockey.

We have enough talent to play both ends of the ice and still score more than two goals a game.

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