What's with Matt Cullen?
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02-07-2007, 12:17 PM
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I thought the same & then while I was the Virgin Megastore last week, I picked up the Canes Stanley Cup DVD season review.. He was AWESOME. So was Ward. They showed highlights of Cullen doing some sick stuff. He's clearly not being used the same way as he was in Carolina.
I think Ward just needs a season in NY to get his feet on the ground. I'm sure he'll be MUCH better next season (down the stretch)
Was he awesome a year before last one? I doubt that. There are many factors that makes player play one year better then another... And why is that Renney should follow other coaches schemes? Why should he copy Laviolette? If you try to change your system every time the GM gets you new guy, what kind of system would that be, if any? You cannot just tell the player "Go play the point on PP, I know you can do it." You've got to go through hours of practice to ensure that point guy is in sink with others. If not, you will get no scoring at best. At worst you will get a breakaway and shorthanded goal against.
Unlike 5-on-5 PP is not a situational improvisation. It has to be done strictly by a playbook. Very much like football or chess everyone's options should be determined (once, this D does this, you do this) in order to open the shooting line that is least expected by defenders. In order change Rozy with Cullen you have to almost start over. Don't you as a coach have nothing else to do? You already overwhelmed with the stuff your idiot boss suggests to you. Now you have to listen to some fans that have seen some tapes from last year? Gimmy a break, please!
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