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11-06-2012, 09:21 PM
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I actually agree with that comment re: change of philosophies being more of a detriment than benefit to him and the team. They had to wait a couple years for their D to mature and develop... Lord knows they had the goaltending, so that wasn't hindering them... I think they could've turned out to be like the Chicago Blackhawks had they stayed the course and "played to their strengths". Maybe not quite as dominant but they had/have better goaltending than CHI and great depth on their roster offensively. I mean, they did at one point.

I don't think such a dramatic shift was necessary (not denying Hunter was a great coach either), more just patience and tweaks in the roster and systems play. But what do I know.

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