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02-26-2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
In general, people see what they want to see regarding "the system," especially when the team is struggling. The system, as a whole, is not to dump and chase and it is not to collapse in front of their goal to block shots. These are contingency plans in case something goes wrong - and a whole lot has gone wrong lately.

Anyway, lets not act like Tortorella is stunting creativity. Thats a convenient excuse for a host of players struggling, but its just not reality.

A few posters have hit on the major problem that needs to be addressed. There is no consistent speed in the neutral zone and into the offensive zone. Whether the team carries it on the rush or dumps and chases, that element needs to be there and its just not. For me, thats just as much on the players as the coaching staff.
when there are at most 3-4 out of 21 players on any given night doing what they're supposed to be doing that's on the coaching staff. we all know these players have the skills to perform, but NONE of them has performed to par on a nightly basis.

that's a problem. the coach is in charge of all the players. if the coach can't get these proven players to perform that's on his staff and the leadership of this team. if the system isn't working and guys aren't buying it, it's time to adjust the system. the issue is not the team right now. it's mental and strategy.

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