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07-08-2012, 10:48 PM
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I like Barry Trotz, I really do, but sometimes I don't think he appreciates that fact that the winner is the team that scored
. There's no substitute for pure skill, and the player on the Preds that has to most of it, in my opinion, is Colin Wilson.
If that logic held up the capitals should have won a Cup already and nobody should have beaten the Pens or the Canucks..
Trotz understands that, given their overall strengths and weaknesses, its much more likely for the Preds to score more goals than the other team if they make sure the other team scores 0,1 or at most 2 goals....
it won't help the team score more than the other if wilson's mistakes allow the other team to score more than he does.
if you have skills like stamkos, or tavares, you can let the defensive part of your game slide a bit... but Wilson isn't gonna score 30, much less 50, even if Trotz told him he never had to play d...
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