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03-02-2013, 03:26 PM
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Jag68Sid87
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Originally Posted by Whale Mingo View Post
Minus a top-6 winger to play on Sid's line, isn't the team already built around them? I just don't think it's coached like it's built that way. I don't think we can possibly say what we have is a lack of talent. I'm afraid we have a team built to win 7-5 every night, yet it's coached to win 2-1.
Minus a top-6 winger for Sid? That's like saying, "hey, you're missing the engine but your Ferrari sure looks good."

We're built around Fleury. We have drafted defenseman after defenseman. We keep 8 D. We say we want 10 NHL-caliber D every year. When Fleury melted down, we spent more money for a better backup.

If we truly were built around Sid and Geno, we would be forward-heavy. We would never accept not having a 40-goal man on either player's line. We would always have all the elements of a killer power play at all times.

Most of all, we would not be playing a grinding game with two of the most exquisite hockey players on the planet. That right there is the definition of dumb.

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