Island Nucklehead wrote:I disagree. Do you think the Sedins will EVER be able to play that style of game? I don't. They are cerebral players, not bulls. They cycle the puck well, but theirs isn't a dump/chase/muck/grind game. As long as we have the Sedins as 2/3 of our top line we won't be able to fully implement such a system.
Oh bs, Sedins just need someone to go get them the puck.
Someone like.... Kassian!
Besides, Torts DOES allow for them to carry the puck in on occasion.
And hopefully he's now figured out it makes sense (within his system) to give them more Ozone starts.
Also Torts has shown no qualms about splitting them up, if that's what it takes.
Island Nucklehead wrote:We committed to a core that was designed to play a skill game... why not let them play their skill game?
When it comes to forwards, the core consists of 4.
And aren't you are one of the many who thinks that 2 of them will be gone?
Transition time is a good time to change the system, no?
(although if Torts remains I believe he will adjust his system somewhat).
Island Nucklehead wrote:IMO, the drive for size and toughness was overblown when we lost to Boston.
Island Nucklehead wrote:I do think that Gillis is moving the team in the St Louis/LA direction with his drafting and acquisitions, big forwards that own the corners and the walls.
So are you in favour of "the drive for size and toughness"?
The Great Strangelove has been pushing for more size and toughness since Todd Bertuzzi left town.
Okay, longer than that.
The Great Strangelove scoffed at the MANY who believed that the "New NHL" had arrived.
Remember the "New NHL"?
Size and toughness will always be a factor in the game of hockey.