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02-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Lots of complaining about "systems". Break it down. Let's see if you really understand what system it is you think you hate.
And before you start, "dump and chase grind" isn't a "system". I want to see the set plays drawn out, wing lock, forecheck, backcheck, neutral zone, face off plays, breakouts, coverage, everything that goes into a system, detailed.
Draw up Tortorella and Sullivan's entire system. And then breakdown why exactly you believe it isn't working.
And then break down individual plays and come up with valid reasons why the smart play of getting the puck deep, rather then turning it over in the neutral zone or at the opposition's blue line, should be frowned upon.
Or if the current personnel is capable of "opening" up the play...or if you even understand what that means...
Complain about line combinations not working, but unless you have working knowledge of what systems are, it would be wiser not to question a highly regarded coach's systems.
Gaborik made his own bed. What happens to him is all on him. Systems don't prevent players from giving an honest effort. Gaborik doesn't want to work? He deserves to be benched in favor of a player who will work.
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