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11-10-2012, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HoustonAerosFan View Post
One of the infuriating things about the Aeros performance is all we hear in the press down here (very little at that) is Torchetti saying, over and over, that they have to play together or they have to play a full 60 minutes.

Dangnabbit coach - it's YOU who are responsible for getting them to play together and play a full 60 minutes. And if we have guys who truly don't want to play a full 60 minutes, or who want to be prima donnas rather than team players, they have no reason to be on a professional hockey team.
Well, the first two weeks of the season when they had 4 or 5 healthy scratches, Torch could scratch guys. With the current injuries, they don't have a lot of guys in the ECHL or CHL that are gonna push the current guys out of the lineup.

Furthermore, this is a development league. I don't think you want to start scratching 20/21 year olds for losing/making mistakes. Now, if we get further into the season and a player continually does not show up to play, then it's a different story. Other than the last two games, I can't say that I haven't seen the guys playing hard.

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