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10-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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Alklha
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Originally Posted by od71 View Post
Of course, guys are skillful (who said that they are "unskilled goons"?). But the question is : How much does Hitch allow them to use their skills, how much the game of his team is based on skills of their players?
As for the talented young players, why did he send Filatov to the AHL after he scored a hattrick? How often does the same happen in NHL
A big part of how Hitchcock plays the game is around his system. This idea people have that players within that system aren't talented or are held back is nonsense. The Blues are one of the youngest teams in the League, and I doubt you'll find 1 player that has any issue with how Hitch handled the team last year.

David Perron is a pretty poor defensive player and was 21-21-42 last season, on pace for 30-30 over an 82 game year. Hitchcock will give you the freedom to play your game going forward if you at least attempt to be responsible on the defensive side of the game.

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