OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Jim
Posts: 4265
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Location: A place where I speak only truth

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby Jim » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:25 pm

Jim disapproves of coaching. News at 8.

Let me know if you ever have anything useful to add to a discussion. I'm just smiling that I got 2 sentences.

I'll spell it out for you. Maybe have someone near you hold your hand and explain the big words... Sullivan openly says that he benched Kapanen because he wasn't bringing it and didn't have his game going. There are other players, like Malkin, that consistantly don't bring it or have their game going yet don't miss a shift. Its a hypocritical bullpoo comment by a coach that is clueless when it comes to player usage.

You go ahead and let that marinate on your brain for a little while. Like I said, maybe someone can help you with the bits that you don't grasp.

meow
Posts: 19224
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:53 am
Location: You cannot reasonably ask a man to sneeze into more buttholes

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby meow » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:27 pm

Atta boy, Jimbo

Jim
Posts: 4265
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Location: A place where I speak only truth

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby Jim » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:28 pm

I’m trying to put my finger on the issue HCMS has with KK. Kapanen has been exactly as noticeable- both good and bad - as virtually everyone else on the roster, but he’s got the shortest leash.
Careful, some people might not understand. News at, well, it is not news.

Gaucho
Posts: 35194
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:31 pm
Location: shootzepuckhlefraude

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby Gaucho » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:28 pm

I'm good, thanks.

shmenguin
Posts: 15521
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:37 pm
Location: people notice my car when its shined up

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby shmenguin » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:29 pm

Sullivan seems like the kind of coach to tell players that they’re expected to be just as engaged now as they were playing in front of 15,000 people and there’s no excuse for any other way. I have many doubts about his adaptability to different frameworks.

Does Burke have a history of knowing when players are all done with their coach?

meow
Posts: 19224
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:53 am
Location: You cannot reasonably ask a man to sneeze into more buttholes

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby meow » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:35 pm

I imagine Burke has the pulse of the team. That probably includes whether have their coach tuned out or not.

For the record, I have little issue with how Sullivan is handling things right now.

shmenguin
Posts: 15521
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:37 pm
Location: people notice my car when its shined up

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby shmenguin » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:40 pm

I’m pretty tuned out this year so I can’t say what’s what. But it’s in the sully playbook to tell younger, new players that they need to follow one set of rules, but the other guys they’re on the ice with do not.

Faftorial
Posts: 5230
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:35 pm
Location: Lengeschder

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby Faftorial » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:50 pm

I’m pretty tuned out this year so I can’t say what’s what. But it’s in the sully playbook to tell younger, new players that they need to follow one set of rules, but the other guys they’re on the ice with do not.
Maybe it's not just the quality of play but other issues like not following coaching?

crusherstasiak
Posts: 8465
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:16 pm

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby crusherstasiak » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:06 pm

There are other players, like Malkin, that consistantly don't bring it or have their game going yet don't miss a shift. Its a hypocritical bullpoo comment by a coach that is clueless when it comes to player usage.
fwiw i was listening to barnaby's podcast (i think it was barnaby's) and someone said that every player in every locker room understands that the elite among them might be treated differently by the coaching staff than everyone else and no one has a problem with it.

MR25
Posts: 12549
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Location: Gamehendge

OFFICIAL GDT Game 16: 1000 x 87

Postby MR25 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:10 pm

Trying to recall, and this is just spitballing, but did it feel like Kapanen's lines (since he got shuffled around) were getting hemmed in when he was out there?

I know there were a couple points when the Pens got stuck, but wasn't keeping track on who was out there.

Maybe Sullivan trusts that Sid and Jake are being responsible, so if they're getting hemmed in, there's only one other guy it could be.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gabe and 21 guests