The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXXII - Kessel Run Edition
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02-11-2013, 09:32 AM
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Actually his play was miles better than the Sedins. Luongo won us 3 games, two of them by a 1-0 score. That's like the equivalent of the Sedins putting up 4 points each which they didn't do.
And I have faulted Luongo when he's at fault, but when your offense puts up 8 goals in 7 games, while your goalie still gets you to game 7 on the back if 2 1-0 shutout wins, it's hard to blame the goalie equally as much as your star forwards who did nothing. And that is why I am more willing to hold on to someone like Luongo going forward and not the Sedins. IMO unless the Sedins win a cup or have a Linden like performance in the playoffs this year or next, we should be parting ways when their contracts are up barring a huge pay cut.
Henrik was injured. So what did you expect Daniel do to? He and Burrows were all that remained of a decimated top six. Incidentally, Daniel did accumulate four points, thus by your own admission he was adequate under the circumstances.
Why is you only accredit the Sedins as faults for an offensive implosion? Injuries were rampant and Boston took advantage by practically ignoring Kesler, gambling on him being completely ineffective. Frankly, it was a fantastic coaching decision by Julien realize our Achilles' heel - injured depth. How can expect the Sedins to much of anything when they became the primary focus of a five man shutdown? Unlike with Nashville, we no longer had Kesler to punish such tactics. The Sedins do not play an aggressive physical game and that further proved advantageous to Boston.
Allowing the Sedins to walk is narrowminded and foolish. We haven't anyone to replace their productivity nor the impact they do provide. For someone so adamantly against becoming the Flames. You are advocating the route that will lead use directly to that very scenario.
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