owtahear wrote:1) Obviously, early exits, two playoff defeats after leading series 3-1. Since the Cup run in 2009, the Pens are 4-6 in series losses, all losses to a lower seed, and the 4 series wins were Columbus, Ottawa (twice) and New York Islanders.
owtahear wrote:2) Not adjusting tactics. "Get to our game". "Get to our game". Just repeat, rinse, repeat. Great in the regular season, but when you have to match up in a 7 game series, there has not ever been an answer to when adversity happens.
owtahear wrote:3) Not protecting Sid. I am not saying get Dave Semenko on his wing, but someone in the bottom 6 or bottom 2 defense pair and commit the hockey equivalent of the Hammurabi Code, "an eye for an eye". In Game 5, after Sid getting beat on, I would have had someone beat the dead mother out of Martin St. Louis. Or Staal. Or Pouillot or Brassard. But again, another series, another series of abusing Sidney.
owtahear wrote:4) Not developing young players. 82 game season. Basically clinching in December, Despres is continually and constantly jerked around. He makes a mistake, back to WB/S. Borts makes a mistake, in the press box. Scuds or Engelland.....more ice time. Beau Bennett when not injured, if he is going to play, it is going to be as a checking line winger, instead of a top 6. How many years have they done this. I don't know how Olli Maatta escaped this fate.
owtahear wrote:5) Jerome Iginla. You were handed Jerome Iginla. Your answer is to play a HOFer on his off wing or on a 3rd line role. He didn't resign and scored 30 goals and 65 points this year as a member of the most productive line in hockey. You treated Iginla as if he was Brian Gibbons.
owtahear wrote:6) Your too attachment to players like you, a AAAA player, fringe NHLer/AHLer. You need some role players, but they need to fill specific bottom 6 roles, not just merely "try hard". 7) Over reliance on veterans. Again, if you worked with Despres, Bennett, Vitale, whoever...maybe the Pens don't feel the need to sign a Scuderi or resign an Adams or even Dupuis because the young guys are ready and proved it.
owtahear wrote:8) Playing the "system" instead of the "score". How do you not go to a simple trap when you have a 2-3 goal lead in the playoffs is beyond me. But you are "getting to your game".
owtahear wrote:9) Motivating your stars. They should be able to motivate themselves, but great coaches get the most out of their best players. Simple as that.
owtahear wrote:10) Failure. You just didn't learn. Failure is acceptable if you learn from it.
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:This thread is like making a thread "The Case Against Black People" in a KKK forum. No one will disagree with it.
CERV96 wrote:MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote:This thread is like making a thread "The Case Against Black People" in a KKK forum. No one will disagree with it.
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owtahear wrote:Something is up with him. Rossi today on NHL radio alluded to it being personal, away from hockey and not an injury. I don't get it.
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