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01-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Tim Wallach
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Originally Posted by BenchedGuy View Post
Speaking of Iafrate, have a question for some. To me it seemed as his game has gotten worse this year. I was a fan of his last year, he didnt seem to have the mistakes was used more on the PP with his shot. It seems this year that he has become more tentative especially after the benchings. He seems to be the "example player" when he makes mistakes and rides the pine then.

I guess the question is in other peoples eyes has his game regressed or was our D that much better last year that he was protected more?
He has definitely regressed. But the question I ask is who has really improved under this coaching staff?

It seems to be scale that runs from stagnation to severe regression. And Iafrate just tips the one end of that scale. However, with him, my theory is that he's more of an aggressive, physical, up-tempo guy and that is not at all the style Spott likes. So the staff have completely neutered his game to the point where he mostly just looks confused and lost out there.

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