Re: Juliens Downfall..
posted at 3/12/2011 10:25 AM EST
In Response to Juliens Downfall..
[QUOTE]I've long been a Julien supporter and I expect this team to go far in the postseason.4 game skids happen to EVERY team. I heard his reasons why Marchand was benched and totally agree with him, but why is Paille still playing on a regular shift? How many times the last 2 games did he cough up the puck? I know we've beaten this Seguin issue to death, but clearly someone dropped the ball here. Whether it's in the NHL or in juniors, this kid needs to be playing. I can understand a view from the press box here and there to let the kid see some mistakes, but when he was drafted #2 overall, I don't think anyone envisioned him sitting out games in March because paille was the better option.What bothers me more is when it was decided to keep him here, Savard was still playing. Now he's not playing any games and his progress is being significantly stunted because Daniel Paille is the better option. Whats managements take on this? I hear Seguin has to learn how to play in his own end but he hasn't been around the last 2 games and you just allowed 90+ shots in two games to the sabres and Isles, in a primarily defensive system. This is being botched bigtime.
Posted by kelvana33[/QUOTE]
The way I look at it is that he has a resource that is not being exploited to its maximum potential, so yes, it is his job to 'develop' Seguin.
Seguin has some serious skills. IMO he should fit into the PP. IMO PP time shouldn't be "earned", but the guy who would be best suited for the job should get it.
Yes, he would be awful on the PP for the first 5, 10 or 21 times - but then again we had about 21 PP that didn't result in a goal.
It really really bothers me that this team has such serious non-efforts and losing skids every year.
I've said this and I've seen one other poster say this, but its not getting any where near enough attention,
Have you ever in your life seen a team this schizo? At ANY level? Freakin bantam thru midget thru college thru junior thru echl & etc. I've never seen this type of thing where they will have such a total no show lack of effort game so frequently.