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04-25-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sinurgy View Post
For sure and losing Korpi, Z, Vrbata and Smith for almost a third of the season really didn't help matters much either. I personally kind of dismissed the injuries until I thought about it in full season terms in which case they would've missed roughly 25 games each, that's a lot.
Also, the fact that Sullivan and Lombardi were complete busts, really devastated our offense. Sullivan had 21 power play points last season. Whitney had twenty and Vrbata only 17 for comparisons sake. Sullivan has been a deadly pp threat his entire career. You'd think even as an old man he'd hang on to at keast that ability. A lot of tines old guys turn into specialists of one kind or another late in their careers. Sulkivan was useless on our powerplay and hurt more often than helped.

Speaking of the pp, there needs to be some serious accountability for that mess. Don Maloney needs to shake up the coaching staff. If John Anderson was running the PP, he needs to be fired. If Dave Tippett was running the PP he needs to be banned from it and forced to hand the reigns cimpletley over to Anderson one hundred percent. Having 5'4'' teve Sullivan manning the point with his 36" stick an two foot reach is inexcusble. He should've been QBing from the half wall. Having David Moss spend every PP sitting on the bench instead of parked in front of the net is inexcusable. He's an EXCELLENT net front presence with the man advantage.

Don Maloney and his staff went out to the market and brought home excellent tools for fixing our broke PP. The coaching staff misused those tools and completely botched the job. It's time for Maloney to turn his attention to the staff rather than the personnel for his next attempt to fix the PP.

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