Re: Yzerman will take T-Bay to cup
posted at 5/26/2010 9:54 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Yzerman will take T-Bay to cup
In Response to Re: Yzerman will take T-Bay to cup : Seriously. I could have run the show for team Canada and they still would have won. Actually, IMO team Canada were underperformers, they should have killed everybody and they didn't, still good enough to get the gold, but it shouldn't ave been close. Stevie Y may or may not be a success. This IS his first GM job.
Posted by BadHabitude
Just a thought on Yzermans 'Team Canada". Can't fault hime on his picks, however, the team did not gel at all, in fact, imo, they played poorly.
Sure, they won(by a whisker), but they weren't the best team. Throughout the tournament, they never played to their capabilities, and the U.S. played above theirs. Canada's loss in the preliminaries was a god send, in that it gave them more time to try to find some semblance of "team".
Canada, in the Olympics reminded me of the Bruins during the regular season. Underperformers.
BTW, I'm from Canada, and strongly feel, the U.S. had the best "team".
Not sure that's Stevie Y's fault, but I don't think his work there, means much going forward. Do believe though, he'll instill a different culture in TB, and feel that's one of their biggest problems. Hard to believe, man for man, this team manages to be one of the leagues worst. Going in, Yzerman certainly has some skilled players in which to work with.
Don't think he'll win a cup real soon, but he's going into a dream situation. He doesn't need to reinvent the wheel to achieve great improvement. He's got great tools in place. Either get his underperforming stars to consistently show up, or move them for those who will. Most GM's on bottom feeder teams have less to work with.