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05-04-2013, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by struckbyaparkedcar View Post
Aside from Turris, which was the result of Tippett wanting to re-start his development because of how badly the prior regime botched it, he's been pretty good at developing new guys (OEL, Boedker) and getting the most out of guys who were starting to establish themselves as NHLers (Hanzal, Yandle). Additionally, his teams are aggressive and possess the puck, he's churned out a plethora of successful depth players, and he's very good with when to deploy players.

Pretty much none of these things apply to Lindy Ruff.
Why do people say Ruff has trouble developing players? There have been some very good players come through the Sabres system, a system that had very few elite prospects.

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