The Off-Season Thread Part VI - Are we there yet? (Grabovski to Caps, 1 yr)
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08-28-2013, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Yea, thats it.
I definitely would have preferred that the coach
reward a kid who played like a bum all season
with more ice-time in a lockout-shortened season.
We can debate the Tortorella firing all day - theres plenty of good points on both sides. The argument about Kreider being misused is a ****** one. He played like a dog and any coach with a mandate to make the playoffs would have limited him in a 48 game season
Time will tell. As to the bold,
1. I dispute the assessment as being true more often than not.
2. To the extent the kid disappointed, it was because he was shackled by an ego driven Torts.
I am not saying, if Kreider had been allowed to play, all things good in the universe would have aligned and there would be no mistakes.
I am saying the smart thing to do was to FIRST not get in his head, then let him play with proper guidance and direction and learn from his mistakes. IMO that did not happen, and that is why Torts will always be wrong on this.
The bigger picture, people is CK is a special talent on a time sensitive ELC.
The dots need to be connected, ASAP, and the coach STILL was adamant about his way.
Bite me, JT, you selfish __________.
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