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02-06-2013, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by sabresandcanucks View Post
The team plays like a team without an identity. Friedman brings up a well known, but good point...Management has yet to really solidify a firm identity on this team since 2007.

The closest they came was in 2010 when the team was built around a solid defensive system with fantastic goaltending...Now they have various bits and pieces with no firm direction.
Well, I think it's pretty clear what they have wanted their identity to be, but it's backfired. They wanted to be a team built from the net out, but since 2010, Miller has regressed, RR has regressed, Myers has regressed, Leopold has regressed, etc. When you plan to build a team with a certain identity, and then the players you are counting on and have paid to implement this vision fall on their faces, it's easy to claim management had no vision.

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