Re: CLAUDE MUST GO!!!
posted at 11/17/2010 10:38 AM EST
In Response to Re: CLAUDE MUST GO!!!
[QUOTE]The issue w/ Claude is the fact that his 'system' will NEVER win a cup....he has a ton of young talent that is reeled back & IMO this hurts their development....the trap basically takes every ounce of skill set these kids have & makes them into robots! I hear it all the time on this blogs that Wheeler-Seguin-etc look 'confused' on the ice, the system is the reason; they are constantly thinking where they need to be given the forced X and O system of CJ; an athlete that is scared to death to make mistakes, will do exactly that, they play tight/nervous given they are not in the perfect positioning; hockey is losing all its imagination, skill, flow to the game....esepcially in this town under CJ!! This system will keep games close, get them into the playoffs, and lose every year once they come up against teams that attack the heck out of them, do the Flyers ring a bell, they collapsed just too much & eventually they will break under that sustained pressure as you allow teams to constantly attack you, its just a matter of time!!
Posted by yep123[/QUOTE]
Yeah, my God, that David Krejci guy - what a robot! No flair, no creativity, he's so obviously stifled, it's horrible, I tell you. Same with Savard. Ugh.
Look, plainly you don't know what on earth you're ranting about. Being responsible in your own end doesn't stifle offensive creativity. The only time the Bruins pull into a classic "trap" shell is late in games when they're protecting a 2+ goal lead, and if you take a look around the NHL, you'll realize that every team does that. Except maybe the Caps, who don't play defense.
Claude Julien's "system" team was second in the league in scoring (by the narrowest of margins) two years ago when - surprise! - he had healthy players on the ice. This year - surprise! - with guys like Lucic and Krejci healthy, the Bruins were well on their way to scoring 3+ goals per game. It ain't the coach, it ain't the system - it's the personnel.
As for Seguin looking "confused," for God's sake, he's an 18-year-old kid
! If he didn't look confused, I'd wonder if he was brain dead. He has got a lot to learn, and that would be true for him on any team, unless you have a coach that would just allow him to run around and do whatever he wants.