A little love for Joe Sacco??
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02-27-2013, 01:52 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Is it really when you think about it for a sec?
1. Sacco is under pressure to start winning games. When he put them together we were behind one goal so maybe he is just trying to put together a more offensive D pair to create more offense, and
2. It gives the Avs a chance to see how Barrie reacts to playing with somebody else than Hejda. Can Barrie have chemistry with somebody else or does he feel comfortable only with Hejda?
If it was for reason #2, I'd say Barrie reacted very well to the situation.
I did think about it and it's still dumb.
He played with O'Brien early in the year, and neither one of them were any good. Pretty much when EJ went down, and Barrie finally started to shine he's been with Hejda.
Why break that up? Instead of letting Barrie continue to be the puck carrier and do what he's been doing well the last few games, now he's partnered with a guy much worse defensively than Hejda, and also a guy who wants to play Bobby Orr all the time himself.
When a kid like Barrie finally starts feeling comfortable you don't start testing him to see if he'll be comfortable with someone else and risk getting him out of rhythm. You keep his confidence high, and keep him in a position to succeed rather than fail.
It was as terrible idea, and it clearly didn't work. Let Orr'Brien play with a defensive guy to cover his ass, and keep Barrie clicking on the teams best D pairing.
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