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02-26-2013, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Yep, he is top-5. Shero's 6th.
Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
I'm pretty happy with what I've been able to put together so far.

From what I can gather, Tarasov is a coach who prefers to attack than defend. He was also a big-time innovator who achieved most of his success through trial and error.

In terms of the "problems" he would have with players, it doesn't look like we currently have any who Tarasov would clash with.

Bob Goldham might be the worst fit, because he's not a great skater, and Tarasov liked defensemen to join the rush. Having said that, Tarasov did develop a system with a position called a "stopper", which seemed tailor-made for a guy like Goldham.
The main reason I took Shero besides loving his absent minded professor / hockey innovator genius schtick was that he explicitly gave his star players a little bit of latitude within his system.

He criticized the Russians for being too strict in that regard and keeping the reins too tight.

When you have guys like Jagr and Stewart I figured they would appreciate the flexibility as a way to help them buy in and play within a team concept at the same time.

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