Dear Michel Therrien,
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03-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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In light of the fact that we just scooped up Thomas Vanek for next to nothing, do you think that maybe you could reconsider the ridiculous grinding system that you have implemented right now? You seemed to have found success with a more offensive puck possession system last year. The team was scoring, we were outplaying the opposition most of the time and the offense was coming from more than one line.
Vanek's not really a grinding player and we're not really a grinding team. This roster is better than its shown itself to be and quite frankly has no business being near the bottom of the league in goals for. If we're lucky and Vanek enjoys himself here, we might be able to re-sign this guy.
This team CAN score if we go back to the way we were playing last season. I hope you give due consideration to bringing back the previous system. It would be nice to see that kind of hockey again and it would be nice to see Vanek come back next year.
Please, just give it a try.
Your biggest fan,
This is the NHL, even the top teams need a lot of "grinding" to win. Doesn't prevent our fans from completely misunderstanding what MT wants...but go on...
Team Canada had a ridiculous amount of skill, but what won them the gold is their top players were willing to grind and play defense and others(Russians and US) were not as willing.
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