RRP's "Hey I'm Tanked, Where's Cole's +/-?"
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01-25-2013, 11:56 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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I was quite pissed off after that game and just couldn't talk hockey.
Simple stuff... it's hockey 101. Don't turn the puck over. How about... support the ****ing puck carrier. We are making 60 foot passes 24/7. How about a 5-7 foot pass every now and again? A board chip/support/etc.
People can ***** about our roster all they want. Our lineup is freaking great. We need better coaching. Plain and simple. You can switch lines.... it won't mask your **** system.
Any other coach would catch on that TK struggled on his off-wing. Stop putting him in a position to lose the puck. Anyone else would have called a time out against a hostile crowd. It's just a joke anymore. He's not a coach for this team. Bring on the next one.
edit: The passing comes down to one thing - puck support. There is none of it. We are looking for sexy long passes all game. Any good NHLer picks it off. Support the puck carrier.
With respect, Cole, check the new CBA. There's a clause in there that prohibits the Pens from making 3-5 foot passes and from providing puck support. Where the players are doing things like these on the ice that are suggestive of good coaching, then a 2 minute penalty will be assessed. It's in the section that excludes Malkin from penalties being assessed for teams that commit on ice gang **** against him.
Oh, and seriously, you're absolutely right about the other part. It's early December 2008 all over again. Only question now is when Shero sees it and whether he acts in time. With a 48 game season and no real breaks, I don't think he's got much of it.
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