Nice Article by Brooks in today's post
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01-11-2007, 12:13 PM
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Everytime we have a thread on a Brooks article the same people rail on him for old articles and they debate the most trivial points of his article. His main point is completely ignored and talked around.
He is not saying the Dominic Moore is the lone missing ingredient. Jesus that is so obvious it is painful reading this thread... let the biases go so we can actually talk about the reason for the article... Tom Renney Glen Sather.
Renney has been plugging along all season with the same (or lack of a) gameplan. This team has looked essentially the same since game 1, in lineup and in effort/execution. Renney has made the same quotes about the effort and heart and yet he fails to bench a significant player. He has failed to adjust his gameplan. He keeps on playing the same players out of their roles... which is nothing new, hence the Moore/Hall reference. Renney will not bench Hall, Hossa or Malik even though they continue to be some of the most ineffective players on the team. Hossa has come around but why does he get half of a season to prove himself while others (Dawes, Prucha, Pock, Immonen) only get a handful of games. The point is that Renney keeps acting surprised after these types of losses but he fails to act on them. In two months we will have the same soundbite after a similar loss.
Back to Moore/Hall. Brooks highlights this because over the years the Rangers target names, not roles to be filled. They see Cullen with success in one role, but he is cast into another role and it brings the typical failure. Hall has been a role player on his teams but he was signed to be a 2nd line right wing. In hindsight we were all foolish to think that this could ever pan out. The worst thing about the Moore deal is that the domino effect of misplaced personnel is still hindering the team.
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