NYR Forward Chemistry 2012-13
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08-30-2013, 07:37 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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We need at least 2 Carl Hagelins on this team – he showed incredible chemistry with three different players and improved almost every partners stats, but some of them pulled his down.
This would have been correct if you wrote "we would have needed at least 2 Carl Hagelin". And it really shows you that Torts system just was fundamentall flawed to.
Let me explain why.
We had a good team in relation to the other teams in this league. Alot of talent on it. We played a style under which we just threw the puck up ice and tried to get it below the hashmarks before we took it to the net.
The team we played against read us really easily. Dropped back with a D that collected the puck real fast after we put it down low, and turned on us real easily. When teams were able to do this, we all remember the results. The constant 3 shots periods. The constant "why can we not get ANYTHING going????" scenarios.
But when we had the fastest players in the league on the ice who on top of it is a really smart forechecker -- we were still able to put pressure on that D despite having a flawed system and we became somewhat functional at times. Prust in his own way could also make that happen. The Dubi-AA-Callahan line was able to make that happen at a smaller scale. So many other competent players and combination of players just wasn't close to get it done at a functional scale.
To play a system that pays of so little and demands soooo much from its players is just not a good idea.
How valuble will Hagelin be under AV?
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