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03-14-2006, 12:26 PM
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Yeah... I see the point of the injuries. He is a good coach - no quarrel. There's something missing from his game. I can't pin it down so this may not be too clear:

It's something like - when you have free wheelers that can score then let them. And you will not develop scorers if you keep nagging them to play defense. (Was his name Comrie? That kid that everyone seemed to want here. Came here and did zip.) Pair your offensive talent with at least one defensive beast who can back check and dig for the puck ( and who will net 15 goals/season ) and let your snipers shoot.

I don't know how to phrase it better.

Hitchcock knows how to win defensively and I'm starting to believe that the winning streak was more talent related than coaching based... this year.

EDIT: But it's not all him. I am used to the Flyers getting the puck in a corner battle. I don't see them aggressively winning the corner battles and in this faster game... they end up on the defensive too often.

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