NHL Coach’s Central: Philadelphia Flyers Vs. St. Louis Blues

October 9th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
After watching the Philadelphia Flyers take on the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center, there were numerous observations I made, including positives and negatives from both benches.

In this regular segment, I go through standout players, those that need work, tendencies of each team (both good and bad), in addition to some strategies and formations that must be praised or fixed.


James Van Riemsdyk Seems To Be Having Trouble Doing Basic Hockey Skills

Starting on his first shift, sophomore winger James Van Riemsdyk looked to be struggling.

This is not the first time this season it has happened, as throughout the Pittsburgh Penguins game (10/7), Van Riemsdyk was unable to receive passes with ease, had trouble playing physically, and generally looked a bit confused during the flow of the game.

Against the St. Louis Blues Saturday night, Van Riemsdyk constantly bobbled passes, was in the wrong place and had trouble getting the puck to his teammates.

The winger has great amounts of talent, and although I’m not declaring a sophomore slump after two games, he needs to start showing more ini ...

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