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04-05-2012, 05:49 AM
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Let's compare Wilson/Tootoo to Bourque/Spaling. Why are the latter two playing more often? They pay attention to detail, hustle, produce decent numbers, especially Bourque lately and play a team game. Wilson and Tootoo have both had very good stretches of hockey but have also had stretches of good offensive play but made mental/physical mistakes(detail) that the staff has not liked. They were both given leeway at the time because we didn't have bodies to play, now that we do, they're sitting. Until they learn the nuances of the game that Trotz wants them to play, some lesser skilled players may end up playing because they play an all around game, not just a one way game.

Someone said Trotz and Rads butted heads when Rads was here a few years ago and while that was true, what has Rads done since he's been back, played good two way hockey and that's why he's getting the minutes he has been. If he didn't buy into the defensive things he would be getting less minutes right now as well.

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