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05-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
Well I'm sure they did some...but did they expect Bryz to come over here to an exactly opposite system of PHX's and thrive? They also should have been aware of his mental toughness coming to a difficult city to play in, as well as his athleticism (or lack-thereof) which would be required to bail out an aggressive defense.

People continue to deny the system, it's baffling. Tippett's system made Bryz great, almost a Vezina winner. It's doing the same to Mike Smith too, who couldn't win the job on a team w/o a goalie. Without that, Bryz is just inconsistent...good when he's on, very bad when he's not.
I think Bryz did show many athletic flashes. I really don't think it is time to brand him as being slow or slothful or lazy. We'll know more next year, I reckon.

Cannot argue with the rest of what you said.

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