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03-22-2013, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Heyoooo View Post
Spot on.

Talent does not just ****ing disappear in a calendar year. ****, the ECF ended for us in May.

The new season started 8 months later.

8 months is not the difference between being elite and talented and not.

****ing coaching.

Coupled with the fact that our bottom six is atrocious offensively just compounds the problem.

We are being saved by Rick Nash only because hes motivated this year to do well and start anew.

Who knows what happens with him next year, but hes still gotta produce and prove statistically IMO for this trade to be worth it. Im more about the end result, not too much into style of play.

The big positive about Nash is that hes more suited for this system. Right. A system we shouldnt be employing. Gaborik and Richards would probably do better than Nash in a more creative offensive system, especially when you COACH it.
Richards and Gaborik were not nearly this bad last year under the same coach with the same gameplan. The coaching not adjusting to the roster changes since last year is a problem, yes, but Richards and Gaborik have their own problems that go beyond the coaching. You don't got from 41 goals to what Gaborik has done so far this season just because the bottom six on your team got worse. The system is the same as last year for him but he's playing with Nash or a much improved Stepan most of the time. He's not playing well this year. Richards, I don't think even needs to be explained at this point. He wasn't nearly this bad last year. He looks absolutely lost and thats not all because of coaching.

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