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03-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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I look at players like Gordon, Ference, RNH, Belov, a lot. When a coach succeeds in making thinking players look stupid on the ice you wonder whats going on. You wonder what this confused mess is and where it emanates from.

Centers like Nugent Hopkins and Gordon didn't forget how to play hockey. They're out there confused by systems that don't allow them to play the game in a way that makes sense to them.

I'll add to the chorus as well that it doesn't take much more than 10 games to learn a system. if the system works. When it doesn't what you see is continued break downs in system as players innately try to save the day playing sensible hockey.

No surprise at all that the best this club has ever looked is playing in front of professor scrivens who barks out cover orders. Interesting that when the players are listening to scrivens in own zone they withstand better.

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