Sedin Sedin Kassian
Raymond Kesler Burrows
Higgins Roy Hansen
Booth Lappy Weise
- Ballard Alberts
Call me crazy and in denial but this is as deep a team as we ever had. In fact this team is even deeper than the 2011 cup run team. So what's the problem? Coaching. They are failing to bring the best out of the players and are simply continuing to do something that once brought them success but has long since been figured out (the drop pass on pp is one good example)
Problem with Sedins is that they are still trying to rely on their cycle game when they should work on more direct offensive zone tactics like shoot rebound or straight driving to the net. Crosby was said to be more of a passer than shooter, so he worked on his shot and scored 50+ goals; then he was said to be no good in face offs and he worked on that and is now one of the most dominant face off man in the league. Meanwhile Sedins have been bashed for years to rely too much on cycle game with no shot and yet they continue to do it year in and year out. If they don't get that shot of theirs going, and believe me, they have good shots, they will not find playoff success because there isn't simply enough room for them to cycle in the playoffs!
Bring in a new coaching staff, show them what they can do with their shot and they are still able to produce, I guarantee. It is extremely hard to find top 2C's in this league( Leafs and Flames still looking for that elusive top centean after so many years) and so dumping Daniel and especially Henrik will be the biggest mistake we will ever make, well... At least one of the biggest mistakes we will ever make
Ok. You're crazy. And in denial... This team is so far phuhck its ridiculous. Complacency = lack of effort. Lack of effort = first round exit 2 years in a row. Just because you have great players, doesnt mean an instant winner in the playoffs. Some players showed up. Others havent and seem like they never will. This team needs to dismantle and try again. Starting from management and outwards.
Edited by Rex "Power" Colt, 06 May 2013 - 08:25 AM.