Re: Fire Coach --> ?? --> Cup
posted at 4/24/2013 1:59 PM EDT
So playing with a more offensive-minded coach will somehow magically make the Bruins offensive juggernaut players stop shooting the puck into the glass or trying to shoot the puck through the goalie's chest?
I hate to break this to you, regardless of coach...
Steven Stamkos isn't walking through that door.
Pavel Datsyuk isn't walking through that door.
Alex Ovechkin isn't walking through that door.
I think there is this unproven belief that this team is littered with closet-snipers. Guess what Phil Kessel had 36 goals under Julien, was "unchained" from the system and had a whopping one-goal improvement.
Let's just have another win tonight!
Sportsnutty. That trying to shoot the puck through a goalie's chest is a result of players trying to adher to Julien's offensive philosophy ... keep it simple, shoot the puck on net, etc. Regarding the lame-brain offensive plays you see under a Julien offensive system, that likely is a result of players having engrained in the back of their minds that it is more important to not have a turnover than to make a creative offensive play (one sees that manifest in the Bruins PP in particular).
Oh, and Datsyuk has walked through that door. OV and Stamkos, well they play on loser teams. More appropriate examples could have been Crosby and Malkin, seeing they usually win scoring titles anyways.
It is no wonder why a player like Morrow, most likely after consulting with Ryder in Dallas (remember him and note how he has been unchained from Julien's system), chose a team other than a Julien coached team.