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02-27-2013, 04:56 PM
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My theory on Staz is that he is bored playing on this team. Staz is a playmaker. It is very difficult to make plays when you are constantly dumping the puck. We need a coach that will let him use his creativity entering the offensive zone. Only then I think he will start having fun again and put consistent effort. It is a lot easier to put consistent effort when you are having fun.
However we must always remember that Staz will always go about his business quietly.
I don't know if he's "bored" so much as reaching that point that all NHL players eventually reach when they begin to "tune out" the coach.
I still think dump-and-chase is a necessity of the personnel. And that's on management as much as the coach, though the coach in Colorado always has a say as to the shape of his roster. In the past, Sacco did employ a very effective neutral zone transition game. I can at least give him credit for that.
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