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02-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dabomb View Post
I didn't really like Eakin's comments today about you shouldn't be comparing this year's powerplay to last year's powerplay and how every year its different. Sure teams change their strategies and adapt, but thats true for any part of the game. Its your job to adapt to that and find success. The Oilers still have relatively the same players from last year, so I think its fair to compare and wonder why the PP isn't as good this year.
It's completely non-sensical. Obviously you should compare your teams performance in different areas from one year to another to spot progress and regress. If a strength is turned into a weakness, considering the number of shorthanded goals against you could even talk about a disaster, you need to look to reasons why. If you don't you're just not doing your job.

And if the guys on the ice are pretty much the same or arguably better you need to look at the systems. And if you look at the systems, the spotlight ofc falls on the coaching staff.
How isn't this clear to him? If he thinks it's unfair to say it's due to the coaching change, fine there might be reasons that are less obvious, but saying you shouldn't compare, that's just plain stupid. I mean he isn't shy to talk about changes he's made in other areas compared to previous years, why is it so wrong comparing the PP.

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