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02-24-2013, 09:30 PM
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bernmeister
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Originally Posted by Kel Varnsen View Post
Because they were the best players available to us.

Gabby and Richy both showed us last year (and for Gabby a bunch of years now) that they can have tremendous success without being a puck carrying team. Nash was having success in it this year until he got hurt, his line was on fire before that injury.

Once we're in the zone these guys can hold the puck, but some people are confusing that with carrying the puck into the zone.
Talent is an integral component you can't deny. Not making the effort to improve dramatically forces you to lose to competition which has.

Recognizing THAT, and the types of players we acquired, who were the best available, it is beyond stupidity into sheer madness to allow any system, particularly one as misguided as the smoke and mirrors Torts pulls, to be dictating to the club.

The system must bend buckle and break to the players, not the other way around.

And whatever system we accept, whatever it may emphasize, it should be flexible.

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