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03-25-2013, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind Jam Grind View Post
I'm sorry, but this excuse sounded good 2 weeks into the season. But it's more than half way over, and all we keep hearing is "shortened training camp." These guys should be in mid-season form by now. Just more excuses for their craptastic play. I'm getting sick of it all.
I don't care how good it sounds, I care how much sense it makes, and to me, it makes a great deal of sense, way more than the popular narrative that the system is killing all the talent even though some of the same exact players had career years in the same exact system last year.

Watch Richards and tell me that he looks like a player who was conditioned properly. Watch Gaborik and tell me the same. Compare them to guys who played in Europe, Nash, MDZ, Stepan. Who's skating well? Who is playing up to the standards they're expected to? That's no coincidence.

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