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07-02-2013, 08:23 PM
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His decision making is unbelievably bad.
Example: Jordan Schroeder & Zack Kassian were playing pretty well, Schroeder had something like 4 points in his last 5 games, Kassian about that too.
then one game Kevin Connaution single-handedly cost us the game late, we were up by a goal with not much time left and he made a brutal giveaway on one goal then right away on the 2nd one his defensive positioning was terrible, it was something like that.
Then the next game Arniel scratches Kassian, Schroeder & Connaution, and Schroeder & Kassian weren't even on the ice and both had been playing fine, then a big deal was made of it out here in Vancouver.
He has an unbelieve love for scrubs who can't play, like Darren Haydar was just terrible all year and he kept getting top line minutes over Schroeder who was still putting up points at a great rate like .80 pts or something like that, probably a bit better, & its funny too cause after Schroeder was sent down Arniel finally put him on the top line due to some injuries and he was a PPG player. He also burnt out our goalie Matt Climie but never giving him a rest despite our prospect Joe Cannata being available who has been nothing short of great in his AHL starts so far.
I could go on, but anyways hopefully it works it just seemed like he went out of his way to put veterans who were not working at all ahead of prospects who just needed a bit more opportunity to really help the team, no surprise they missed the playoffs.
but Haydar's been a good producer at the AHL, maybe that's why he leaned on his vet?
Also how was Newell Brown on the Canucks? I heard he was an associate coach there. Thanks for the input.
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