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04-30-2013, 07:39 PM
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Bad Hat Harry
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Originally Posted by LyndonByers View Post
Not sure if Claude has any surprises up his sleeve but I simply don't understand his unwillingness to play Jagr with Krejci to this point. Especially for a team that has had trouble scoring and generating offense. Put your skilled guys with your skilled guys and it just may work.

I highly doubt when Chia acquired Jagr he expected Jagr to be playing with Chris Kelly & Kaspars Daugavins. Daugavins was good last game so I have no issue with him being in the lineup but Jagr should be with Krejci. I also don't understand Thornton being in the lineup over Soderberg or Peverly. Put more skill in the lineup. Soderberg is a big body with skill who appears willing to drive to the net.

As for the D, I realize Hamilton has struggled defensively at times this year but the guy has skill and can move the puck which is an aspect the team has struggled with lately. He also has the ability to at least hit the net on the PP which appears to be a struggle for the rest of the Dman & most fwds (Seguin & Peverley etc.). But I guess in Claudes eyes Redden is safer.

Claude is extremely conservative in his coaching but his decisions/stubborness this season should definitely have him on the hotseat if we see another early exit.
This is more of a general question but how much leeway do you think Clode is given with this team?

At what point does Chia step in and say "********** put the two best playmakers together for a game and see what happens"?

Or is a head coach pretty much immune from any scrutiny and direction by a GM?

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