Re: Dumb Idea for Seguin and teh AHL
posted at 2/3/2011 3:17 PM EST
In Response to Re: Dumb Idea for Seguin and teh AHL
[QUOTE]What's dumber is Julien not putting Seguin on the PP when he has the best onetimer on the team. How can Seguin get better when he's benched everytime he makes a mistake ? He can't... I watch allot of Edmonton games and Hall makes tons of mistakes but guess what his minutes don't go down. Tom Renney knows Hall is a young kid trying to learn the NHL style but still caters to Hall's strengths speed and transition. Renney lets Hall control the puck through the middle on rushes but doesn't sit Taylor at the end of the bench for 5 or 6 shifts after a turnover this is where Julien is a birdbrain! Julien's mistake is not showing trust in Tyler and is for sure not instilling any confidence so the answer is no Seguin should not be sent down. As far as being sent down because of conditioning I'm sure DRCC will have the answer ILH...
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
I 100% agree with you SanDog,
I think Tyler Seguin is getting a raw-deal here; Claude Julien. He had 6 points in his first 8gms, playing center and becoming a dangerous option on the power-play. As soon as the kid showed signs of just "that" being a kid he reduced his ice-time to about 8min and eventually benched the kid. That, in my opinion, started Seguin's downfall. You can tell his confidence is rattled. The kid does not know what's being asked of him at times and certainly looks lost lately.
But, i blame this on poor management by Julien. October - December were the months where Seguin had to get as much opportunity to make mistakes and grow as a player. Perhaps playing 16min+ during that time and getting consistent power-play time would of done him a lot of good. However, it's the start of the stretch run and for sure Julien is not going to mess around with any "growing-pains". When, quite-frankly, he brought this situation on to himself (Julien that is) and the development of Tyler. He screwed up, but he is too prideful to admit it.
Im not going to judge Seguin this year at all. He was not handled well, you cannot blame him for not adapting to Julien's ever changing schemes he has for him. Let the kid play, let him get into a grove. You cannot keep tossing him out there for 6min one game, then 12 min another game, then benched for the next.
The team is playing tremendous of late, but i am no Claude apologists, he needs to go!