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03-28-2013, 11:38 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
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This is not a coaching thing. To be more precise, there are a lot of variables when it comes to hockey. It is much, much more of a team game than any major sport I can think of.
It's pretty much impossible for anyone, including the coach and support staff, to figure out why players under-achieve.
My idea was that Gaborik would find it, and we would see what we saw before. I am starting to realize that it may not happen at all.
But in the same time you have to put a player in the best position to succeed. In an extreme example if for some reason you played Dan Girardi at forward and that doesn't work is that Girardi's fault? Is he no longer good? You gotta put the guy back at his actual position and see how he performs. Clearly Gaborik has not performed to his abilities this year but Tortarella has done nothing but hurt his performance.
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