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04-05-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by schabadoo View Post
Odd fourth line we'd have there, as neither one hits and both are prone to defensive lapses.
"Hits" -- wouldn't say those 2 are soft. Gilroy can't hit to save his life. Kreider and Miller are not Gilroy. They could learn to execute better, including both giving and absorbing hits. I would rather have the offensive and other talent upside of those two, including speed, and take my chances as they learn.
"defensive lapses" -- Right now Kreider probably thinks about the throwaway pass he made in last years playoffs, and Miller is probably conscious about giveaways. The extra second they analyze what they are doing before actually doing it = unproductive delay. We need to replace Torts with someone who will not let them slide, but won't look for an excuse to tear them a new one at every single opportunity. These are not stupid guys. Work constructively with them, review with video, accelerate their development. Not yell and berate.

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