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02-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
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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.
You dont need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
You dont need to be a coach to know this system doesnt work with these players.
I actually think most of us here would like to see if
really understand it yourself. So go ahead and lay on us your
infinite NHL coaching knowledge
and explain Tortorella's system better than he would.
This teams issues are deeper than just whining over Gaborik.
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