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04-26-2012, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
This team doesn't need to go in a different direction in terms of coaching. It needs to hurl Paul Martin into the sun and replace MAF with a goalie who can manage not to put up the worst statistical performance by a goalie in the playoffs ever.

A coaching change won't allow Fleury to stop slow rollers without throwing the puck in his own net, or make Martin grow balls, or stop Lovejoy from giving breakaways to opponents.
This is pretty much it. I'm not advocating dumping MAF at this point, but if people want to change the coaching or system the team employs, they either do so because they think the players have stopped playing for DB, or they don't really understand the individual issues that have caused the early round exits of the past few years. They just want to look at the whole thing collectively and say, "We aren't getting to where we are supposed to be, so it must be the coach's fault."

Originally Posted by eXile59 View Post
Yeah UFA has helped our defense so much in the past.
It sure didn't look so bad last year, when they were part of a defense that helped us get into the playoffs with a high seed after a slew of injuries had almost the entire hockey world writing us off for dead.

Originally Posted by Grave77digger View Post
All that high powered scoring got the Pens really far this year aye? Look at what the Caps just did to Boston. Hardly any penalties either, besides a few Boston dives. Scoring titles are a nice personal achievement but it wont win a cup. Solidify the defense, ditch the one dimensional grinders (im looking at you Adams, Asham, etc.) This team needs to go in a different direction and it starts with coaching.
Funny, but back when Therrien was coaching all everyone ever said was that we needed a new coach because he was too defense-minded for the team Shero had assembled. And as to one-dimensional grinders ... what exactly are you looking for out of fourth line players? Asham can hit, he can cycle, he can fight, and he can pot the occasional goal. Adams is a good PKer, he wins faceoffs, he plays with energy, he sticks up for his teammates, and he does his job when it comes to grinding it out too. Not sure what "dimension" you're expecting.

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