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12-30-2012, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
The point that I am trying to make is that there is a big difference between playing for his OHL team where he is expected to lead because he is the undisputed star on the team. This enables him to take chances and be more creative in the offensive zone because he HAS to be the one to create chances. There is a different dynamic on a national team as all of his teammates are the top scorers on their respective teams. He feels too comftorable in deferring to them as they have the credentials that he respects in the o-zone. Over time his confidence will grow and realize that he is far better than any of his teammates.......he just hasn't played with them long enough to establish in his own mind where he actually fits in the hierarchy of the team. It is almost a case of being too respectfull of his line mates.

Maybe with the tournament on the line he will acknowledge his superiority and say **** it and play balls out.
You can **** it all you want....but the only chance it happens, based on your analysis, it's if he takes the puck behind his own net and shifts all 6 players on the other team every single time. Or finds Trouba for the other chances. 'Cause a team with no chemistry, doesn't find it the next day. And it's too late to make changes or clearly too late for Housley. 'Cause I'd be playing Galchenyuk with Grimaldi and Lucia, who is also underwhelmed but believe he's also not in his right role. Kuraly and Barber aren't doing it. But keep Miller with Gaudreau and add Hartman or you can still try Kuraly for the lack of choices. Other players you could play with are Bardreau who did show some nice wheels, just maybe needs the right players. Or Pietila. The only other option is to live and die with Trocheck. He was supposed to provide the offense. He is not doing it....well put him with Gally and see what it does. The team isn't going nowwhere so try them....So they have a few choices....but they are just not trying it. Not saying it will solve everything. But at least try them.

Oh and Adam Erne would look better than most of those players....And Brady Vail says hello though would not have been able to contribute offensively, I agree.

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