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03-29-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Off Sides View Post
I think you have encapsulated why the players do not play a puck possession game.

Miller tries to, he may make a bad play here and there, what does Torts do? Drops him to the wing.

So in the player's mind, what does that make them think about when they are trying to break into the zone with puck possession? I'd assume they think something along the lines of " Hey, if I screw this up, I am either getting benched or dropped down the depth chart, so I better just dump this puck in"

So while Torts is not literally telling them not to carry the puck in, he is through other means, telling them not to carry the puck in.
A few players that could actually carry the puck into the offensive zone got deep-sixed for not being Tards-kinda-player. As far I can tell, he's had input into who is and isn't on the team. It's on him.

Granted I don't ever wish for someone to lose their jobs, but I wouldn't lose sleep if we made a change.

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