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10-30-2013, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnashville View Post
What flaws? of that list Kariya was a 100 point player before Trotz and Hartnell has had better years in Philly after leaving Trotz. Hornqvist would be a better scorer in a less restrictive system. Only Hall was better here and got shipped out quickly. Trotz coaches like it's 1998 and is not trying to win and only wants to keep it close. Yeah he did open it up for a few seasons. But those were veterans he let play that style not players he had from day one.
You have to go back to 1998-2000 for any two seasons where Kariya averaged more than during his time in Nashville. His last three seasons in Anaheim were 67, 57, and 81 pts compared to 85 an 76 in Nashville. But, yeah ... focus on his one season in Colorado. Hartnell's goals per game in each of his last three years in Nashville was higher than in four of six seasons in Philly. Not surprisingly you forgot to mention his 14 goal season in Philly ... his worst since 2002-03.

Hall's "shipped out quickly" totaled seven years between draft and his trade to New York. Seven years, three full NHL seasons plus a lockout lost season is now "quickly" ... I'd hate to see what the word is to describe Tarnasky's tenure as a Pred.

It was the last full season when the Preds were the #8 scoring team in the league ... a year with Kostitsyn, Halischuk, Wilson, Smith, and Spaling all scoring ten or more goals ... Bourque with seven goals in 43 games ... not exactly a list of veterans. Hornqvist in his third full NHL season (fourth in North America), turning 25 during the year, led the team with 27 goals.

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