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08-15-2012, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale View Post
Bylsma needs to add a few tricks to his name, another offensive system he can pull out in a tough playoff series or down the stretch, to keep opponents off balance. His current system is predictable and only works because of who (should be when healthy) centering his top 2 lines, but when the depth dwindles a little because of injuries like the last 2 years things get ugly from time to time.

Will be interesting to see how he evolves.
I like Babcock just fine and think Blysma is a fine coach. What he needs to "fine tune" is keeping his team injury free. Not sure any coach has a handle on how to do that though. With the cap no one has depth. The last two teams to have insane depth were the Hawks when they won the Cup and Detroit when we lost to the Pens. Of course both Lidstrom and Datsyuk were injured during that playoff run.

The hard salary cap has absolutely destroyed any hopes of having a deep team that can sustain a few key injuries. That's life during the meat grinder that is the NHL playoffs.

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