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01-14-2014, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post

Every player in Hartford is not living up to expectations.

Miller should've shady progressed to the NHL.

Lindberg or Fast should've been in the NHL or very good top-6 AHLers. They are marginal top-6ers.

Yogan should've behind a quality AHL prospect.

Hrivik should've been an AHL first liner, but nowhere near that thus year.

Kristo should've been close to a ppg player considering his age and style of play.

When one player has a bad season, it's his fault. When it's the whole team, particularly its creative players, the coaching needs to take the fault.
Those are a whole lot of "should've's" that are hardly based in objectivity. If anyone was 100% expecting a 20 year old to progress to the NHL or two young guys from Sweden to come to a brand new continent with a totally different rink size and playing style and not miss a beat then that's their problem. Not Gernander's problem or the players' problems. Sure, if you want to attribute a bad Hartford team to a general statistical deflation then be my guest. That still does not explain why Hrivik has fewer goals than Ryan Bourque and Darroll Powe despite playing more offensive minutes.

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