Morozov wrote:Now, we have a goalie that is hyped like Patrick Roy but yet hasn't proven a single solitary thing. He even plays the puck up the middle in a championship game...
Of course you want players to develop. How long does it take?? Is Fleury still developing?
Not to be rude here, but come on. Fleury is TWENTY ONE...21. Name a starter in the NHL that young! Try. Please.
He has respectable numbers while playing for a horrible team...and he is TWENTY ONE. Goalies develop much slower than forwards. It's as simple as that. And if you haven't seen Fleury steal a game, then you don't watch much, because he stands on his head often, only to get no support from anyone else. One player does not make a team.
Morozov wrote:I'm sorry but Joey Mullen isn't gonna cut it as a Championship coach. He has scored 500 goals. However he's smallish and has no balls. Dale Hunter is the biggest goon ever and that style still wins.
Well then, why don't goons ever make it to the NHL as head coaches? And, better yet, why don't teams load up with goons and ditch the expensive skilled players? Good logic on this one
Morozov wrote:The first half of the season is where the chick teams win. No one takes it seriously until after the break.
Yep..they could care less about the beginning of the season. Thats why you see teams separate themselves from the rest early on...and thats why teams fall to the bottom early on. Again, nice logic.
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Morozov wrote:The main thing is we have to let these players play together for a while. Let them get accustomed to eachother.
Odd, it seems to me that everything you have said in this post is completely opposite of this statement. You HAVEN'T let Fleury get his chance to play and you are writing him off. And, as for coaching, if it were simply about letting these guys play together, what's so wrong with allowing Mullen to be their coach? Did you ever think that the reason the Baby Pens have faultered (not tanked) is because most of their goalscorers are in the NHL now? Ouellet, Surovy, Armstrong, Christensen and Whitney played a big role in the Baby Pens quick start. They're all in the NHL now, though Christensen is on his way back down. You can't win when your top players are taken away. And one more quick thing. Why on earth would WBS tank? What would it get them? Nothing. There are no draft picks at stake, no draft lottery, nothing. They need money and they need to develop. They aren't tanking.