Bylsma/coaching discussion thread
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01-27-2013, 12:41 AM
5 Mike Rupps
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In what way was Bylsma outcoached last night? People say this every time we lose a game and it's lost all meaning to me. One of their goals was from Cooke making an uncharacteristic turnover, another was after an idiotic penalty by Malkin that led to a seeing eye goal from the blueline by Byfuglien. If you want to talk about scoring chances that didn't lead to goals, we had more of those.
When the other team is hitting your line with speed and every one of your players has no real play in the neutral zone when they have the puck, the coach is either being outcoached or ignored. When your defensmen are scrambling back into position every play because of an unexpected transition, which happened, what, 20 times against Winnipeg? 30? It's a systemic problem.
Even if Malkin had buried both his chances in the first and the Penguins won this game, but it otherwise carried out the exact same way, the same questions would need to be asked.
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