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12-07-2013, 02:42 PM
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Fair. I'm frustrated beacuse he has a better group than Torts did, and has found a way to do less with them.
The offense, defense, goaltending, every aspect has been worse. Hitting, blocking shots, resilience, penalty killing. All have looked much worse.
The thing that has been better, honestly, has been the powerplay. That's ALL.
I share your frustration.
What I don't agree with is that this team somehow has a better roster. Callahan is not playing like Callahan, Hagelin is bad and those two have been injured as well, Nash has been gone for a part of the season, Stepan missed camp and is underperforming, Brassard has had very few good games. Henrik has not been playing his best hockey. Staal, Girardi, MDZ have all been pretty bad.
He has a better Kreider, a better backup goalie, a better Nash, a better Richards. At the end I'd say the roster is pretty much at the same leve as last year.
Maybe you could blame the coach for that group of players underperforming, but I think it has more to do with injury problems, missing camp, infamous inconsistency and contract issues respectively.
My two cents.
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