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01-10-2013, 04:09 PM
whys and wherefores
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Originally Posted by cassius View Post
Adjustments and "one offs" aren't in DB's dictionary. That's the downside of having a coach who is set in his ways and lacks the ability to change on the fly.

That's why it's been so frustrating to watch these post-season collapses because I feel like there were almost no adjustments whatsoever. Montreal, Tampa, and now Philly..

Sure, the system ensures that we will get every possible ounce of production from the grinders / non-skill players, but it's a trade off when it comes to the skill players who need a little more leeway.

To put it lightly, "Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Hockey" is a less than ideal system for young players who are still developing.
How can you blame TB on him when we had no forwards?

Montreal and Philly, sure, w/e, but Tampa? We took them to 7 with nobody on our team performing and scoring save our D and MAF. The Bruins, who won the cup that year, also took them to 7 and edged them by a goal.

If you blame that series on Bylsma, and call that loss a "collapse" I don't know what to tell you. There's a reason DB won the Jack Adams.

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