Thread: Speculation: 2012-2013 Sharks Roster analysis
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03-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Led Zappa View Post
And you and others blamed the assistants for the PK. I said it was a system decision made by DW and Todd. They changed it and the problem was solved. I am not convinced it's an assistant coach problem, but I don't think they are as important as you and others seem to think, therefore I am obviously not opposed to changing them since it likely won't make a big difference. Unless of course they don't gel with Tmac. That could cause problems.

If the season ended today I would say we waited to long to make deadline trade deals. I would say we were too injured. I would say the team lost confidence in their game at exactly the wrong time.

Sorry, but I've seen what this team is capable of and losing right now is more on them than the system or the coaches that employ it. The teams fate lies mostly with the players and the hockey gods at this point.
At the outset of the season, the coaches gave the PK to Mitchell and Handzus to coach. Published comment by TM. When it was tanking, the coaches stepped in. I assume Shaw because it is usually the defensive coach and it was published. Last year the PK was under Yawney and Woodcroft as published. DW is not running the PK. Latest published comment was that they have gone to a generic PK. Ultimately, it is TM's decision, but they have told us over time who specifically has been responsible.

Initially, I saw it when they went to a generic box. I saw a diamond against an umbrella very briefly (a game or two). And since then, I have seen some 1-1-2 where the box goes 1-1-2 when the PP overloads. The recent 1-1-2's have been burned a bit when the opposition shifts there overload to umbrella on the fly and the Sharks don't have time to re-adjust.

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