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01-13-2014, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
2011-12 were a contender. But, the way they had to win games (shot blocking, low scoring, grinding) wasn't conducive to winning a Cup. No way could they play that way and rely on their goalie all the way to the Finals. They were completely worn out by round 3.
And that's where the error of Torts's coaching comes in. I think we relied on playing certain players too many minutes. The same thing came back to hurt us even worse the year after. If he had balanced the lines a bit better, the team could have done more damage. Hindsight is 20/20, but as you wrote, the team was absolutely a contender. Anyone who is saying otherwise is just flat out laughably ignorant.

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