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3 Stars and GBR: #45 @ Pittsburgh
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01-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Warwick, NY
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I said it in the game thread but Tortorella has to stop relying on guys like Prust so much. Yes, I get it, he works hard and is a good player for what he can do, but he just should not be on a scoring line. He looks completely out of place on one and all he does is hang out on the boards to cycle the puck, he has no offensive ability on the cycle at all.
This team isn't that bad offensively, Tortorella needs to figure out what the problem is at the moment because they can't just keep getting good offensive players and developing guys with good upside and then saying "whelp we're just not a good offensive team gotta win 1 goal games". Stop it. Gaborik and Richards and to a lesser extent Callahan and Dubinsky and Stepan and Anisimov are all skilled enough to make this a pretty decent team on offense, but they're all struggling and it does not help them to be put with guys who can't score at all.
Torts needs to start using players where they're succesful. Not everyone is a grinder like he seems to think. This team is good when we grind, but not everyone has to do it. We need to find a way to carry the puck in and get good chances.
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