Thread: GDT: Ducks at Blues
View Single Post
02-10-2013, 12:14 AM
Only a 2 year window
PocketNines's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Crested Butte, CO
Posts: 9,298
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Celtic Note View Post
I think had more time to settle into the lineup than the the games played suggest, but I agree that it hasn't been much, but that seems to be by-design.

The Blues have decided to be very patient and cautious with Cole. Overall, it is the right move to make IMO. He is the kind of player that really needs the NHL level coaching to develop properly, but playing in the NHL too early could have been detrimental to his success. Hitch is correct that he needs more consistency in his game. Cole faces a similar problem as Brewer, being he tends to get out of line when he starts over thinking. Re-framing those habits takes a ridiculous amount of time and dedication, but it seems like he is getting there, albeit slowly. His game tonight was solid and I think he has more than earned his shot at a few more games, but the leash will be tight.
I agree. I don't think Russell should displace Cole. I'd sit Russell another night but if I played him I'd sit Redden.

PocketNines is offline