In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
What system is in place in the history of the league has your best 2 players as -50+. Oates can put a pp together. His game plans of getting outshot each game can be controlled with a good system. Realize that i am not a huge guy on the +/- stat. But this is disgusting.
they hired a passive personality to try and control a guy who is a coach killer. I love ovi, defend him to death...but his play at even strength is terrible.
i agree on the defense. Completely agree.
To be clear, I'm not saying Oates is a good coach or that he's doing a good job.
I'm saying that he's inherited a terribly constructed roster, including a horribly porous D, and he'll probably lose his very short window as head coach very soon.
I know Hunter did better with a similar type of roster, short term. I just think that Oates is pretty far down the line of things to point at when doing a 'blame line-up' in Washington. And I think he'll be gone before he gets much of a chance to be a coach.
Yeah i agree with that. Thing is the fwd crew is very solid minus a true number 2 center. They have never had this. Like kelv said they need a kelser in that lineup. Or an ott like i mentioned. They need something for other teams to focus on.
And man that defense is so soft. They need someone to scare others players when they cross the blue. Which is also other teams have to concern themselves with.
Teams know all they need to do is shut down ovie then its lights out.