thehockeyguru wrote: Hugo Stiglitz wrote:
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:This is why I love sports. We get demolished by the Wild and then we sit 3 of our best players, including the best in the league, and we beat a team that is 15 points better than them.
Doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
It actually makes perfect sense.
Bylsma is incapable of properly coaching elite players. When out of the lineup he's able to grab the reigns and get the team to buckle down.
When in the line-up he allows the top guys to do whatever they want and the system falls apart.
It really just goes to show you who's in charge in the locker room.
There definitely is a large enough sample size to see that when Crosby and Malkin are out of the lineup this team plays very well. This is something that should be discussed at more length. I dont know if Bylsma is incapable of coaching elite players as much as elite players aren't suited for Bylsma's system.
To your last statement, it really doesn't matter. The team obviously isn't going to move Crosby or Malkin for players that fit Bylsma's system so Bylsma is therefore the issue.
The biggest concern to me is based one what you said, "elite players aren't suited for Bylsma's system." If the Penguins wind up firing Bylsma and bring in another coach who's system either doesn't fit for Sid and Gino or a coach that doesn't know how to whip those guys into shape then firing Bylsma is pretty useless.
I honestly don't think Bylsma is a bad coach, not in the slightest and last night proved that. While he makes questionable decisions, if the entire team bought into his system the team would look very different and those questionable decisions wouldn't be so magnified. I just believe Bylsma is not the right coach.
The Penguins need someone who's in between Bylsma and Torts.