That was the one thing that had me keeping an open mind about Rolston. The idea that he was going to bring better structure and clearly defined roles to the team to help players develop. I've seen little of that with the forward lines and the team overall so far. Which has me a bit surprised with what he did at the tail end of last season and how it helped the team. They started playing better last year, as did individual players, due in part to the adjustments he made. One example was putting together a checking line last year instead of blended lines in the top 9. Ott/Porter/Flynn were pretty effective in this role. It also reduced the amount Ennis and Hodgson were in defensive situations. But for whatever reason he refuses to do that again this year. Even with those 3 players still here. Its not as if we lost them and need to find new players to attempt that role. We've gone back to three blended lines in the top 9 with three defensively suspect centers. Where is the top minute eating d-paring we had at the tail of last season? Myers/Hoff were an effective top pairing late last year. Instead we have a blended set of dmen again. Its as if Ruff never left -Another confusing aspect of Rolston's handling of the team is the roster choices. Why is Larsson even on the roster right now? If he isn't going to dress or just get 4th line duty then send the kid down and get him ice time. I truly don't understand what he is doing with him. -Rolston's obssession with lefty/righty and guys playing on their same side as their handedness has our best dman (Ehrhoff) playing on the opposite side of where he prefers to play. Its not that he has been bad but don't you want to put your players in the best position to succeed? His obsession with this is also why we have disproportionately more righties than most NHL teams. Its kept McBain in the press box until Tallinder got hurt. With an anemic PP, you would think dressing someone that could help it would be a priority. I knew we would struggle this year but Rolston is making life harder for the team with not sticking to his promise of better structure, more clearly defined roles and some curious roster decisions. Its as if he forgot last season all together and is starting from scratch with no familiarity with the team.