I appreciate where your heart is at. And to be honest I thought he played pretty well all things considered. All I was trying to say is I believe he was set up to fail. On the first couple goals he looked "a step behind". Which is to be expected as he has not faced the level of skill in the NHL that he is used to in the OHL. Once again I would like to point out that I don't hang this on Mikey. It's the lack of foresight by the organization that makes me scratch my head. I'm an ok kickboxer/boxer, but I live in a small town and our club is small so I spar with teenagers and housewives. Some teenagers are very good technically speaking but they can't hang! My 40% is their 100% but many times that ratio improves the more we train together. I've wrestled and ranked up in Judo but now I am doing more BJJ. When I roll against a couple cops here, I can't hang. Their 40% is my 100%. But each time we roll I get better. You see what I am saying? If those cops went 100% they would break me. Until he gets more experience Mikey's 100% is likely not enough. It may be someday, just probably not now. I guess I can agree it's not fair because we have such a small sample size. But this is why opinions are like assholes.micky107 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 am
Carter Hart is only 5 months older!!! Dipietru had almost no lead time. This ugly loss is not on him, it's on the piss poor performance
of the team. Sure he was nervous. Who wouldn't be! It's not fair to say, "the kids not ready", not fair at all.
He's played in important games before. Not in the NHL bur it still counts for something.
And NO, he's not too small at 6 foot 200 pounds.
FFS, don't judge the guy on this game. A game he had virtually no time to prepare for.
This embarrassment of a loss is on the skaters. Why should we throw him under the bus when his own team has already
done a bang-up job of just that.
I hope he gets another start.
I agree the team let him down. The thing is we know our D ummm "needs work".