All Encompassing Tortorella Thread Pt. II
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03-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by
Grind Jam Grind
I won't derail this into another Richards thread, but again, I hate these excuses. Why does the entire team look so awful then? Training camp can't be an excuse anymore. We are too far into the season for that.
I wouldn't say the entire team looks awful.
Training camp is important less for conditioning, and more for the style and system we play. We have ALOT of new blood, much of which came from outside the system. We should have had 3 weeks for everyone to learn, get used to, and prepare to excel with that system. Now we've had everyone trying to learn it on the fly. Our team last year was almost entirely returning players, or call ups. Richards struggled at first, but dominated the second half of the season.
Look at the best teams in the east. Boston has much of the same, solid roster. Pittsburgh, well, ****. That's obvious. They have the best forwards in the world. Even Ottowa, despite their injures, have filled spots with players FROM THEIR OWN SYSTEM.
Most of this team isn't a team, it's a collection of players wearing the same jersey.
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