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10-30-2013, 04:57 PM
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dustrock
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Somebody ask the kids how they like playing against Thornton and Datsyuk, 2 of the best defensive centers in the game. Or Toews. That's smarts, commitment, and compete level. These guys were known as offensive stars and they made themselves into complete players.

Some guys like Bergeron and Toews were like that all along, but it's a learning process for most skilled players. Even Yzerman.

The problem is, as noted before, that most of our players haven't received the strong coaching and veteran guidance in their careers to this point.

One major reason I'm thinking Eakins isn't the problem, is that most of Mac T's new acquisitions (Perron, Gordon, Ference, and even Belov other than last night) have been pretty solid and seem to at least understand the basics of the system.

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