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02-01-2013, 05:19 PM
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NickyFotiu
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
No, it's not on Torts. He obviously has demands of his players and those are to play in all three zones.

There's the rub. The bottom six on this team are checking lines and he doesn't play good enough defense to work on bottom six.
If Torts refuses to trust him that is on Torts because Zooks never gave a reason not to be trusted. Zooks was never a minus player and he never shied away from contact. People that say he sucked on defense or was not tough enough either did not watch him play or were never willing to give him a chance because that was just not the reality. In fact he back checked as much or more than any forward on the team. What season was Zooks a minus player in the NHL or the AHL.

I have read the rule book backwards and forwards. I have never seen a rule that says half the forwards on the team have to be no skill grinders with no creativity. Zooks put up half a point per game playing mostly on the 3rd and 4th lines. How is having guys that score 5-15 points a season or who are not even forwards better playing for a team than a guy that actually produced? People say this stuff on one hand then complain when we cant score enough goals.

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