Jets @ Capitals . 1.22.13. 7PM
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01-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Funny, this is the same team that hunter had minus a heartless winger and a terrible D man and he seemed to get them playing a great team defensive system. Brooks said it himself
It's not all on Oates, cause he needs time but his system doesn't seem like anything right now
It's just when you saw us play under Hunter, you knew how we played, we're gonna play, you knew what the positions were and can almost predict the scheme.
Here everyone just looks lost and is just out of position and just doing whatever
Again, in fairness, Hunter's style that he enforced is hardly anything new.
I had a story related to me once by a TV executive explaining why some network exes were so anti-hockey.
He said that in the early days of TV, when they would try to televise hockey games, the weaker teams would change their style and start playing a man to man, defenceive style grinding game, so as not to embarrass themselves on the tube.
These teams would still lose, but they'd lose 3-1, instead of 7-1, and thus not embarrass themselves.
Novice fans, of course, want high-scoring, not grinding hockey. So televising hockey quickly became second to "I Love Lucy" re-runs.
ALSO: we're being a little hard on AO. He is trying. Just don't think he's ever gonna make a two-way player.
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