CJ A Visible Minor League Coach?
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03-25-2004, 09:31 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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I have never critized Claude Julien this year, but I must say, I am unimpressed, and he looks like a minor league coach, the way he is coaching.
First of all, The Dagenais thing with Rebeiro must be stopped. Dagenais is no where near worthy of 2nd line status. The man cannot skate, cannot stick handle, cannot hit, and cannot fight. He is a useless piece of skin on the ice. I really dont understand the concept of putting him on the Powerplay. Seriously, I have been watching the games in the past week, and I am fustrated and do not see the logic behind this move.
Second of all, this is not the time of year to be juggling your lines. We had some good lines going, and we were winning, then "BOOM", he has Dags, on the second, Langdon scratched, and perreault and Ryder off there lines.
Third of all, I have not in any means so far, been impressed with the play of Kovalev. Everybody as well as I thought, he needed some time to adjust to the play, because NY was so open. Well now the question on everybody's mind is.. how long is he gonna need? Leetch was also from NY, and he has been playing very well in Toronto.
I have a bad feeling that the NY Islanders are going to catch up to us again ( and dont get started about its only 2 games, don't worry.) We are fighting for playoff position and theses are very important games right now.
I think the unexperience of CJ in the playoffs, will be the downfall to our team. To say the least, I am disappointed in him as of late!
EXACTLY the kind of post Mike8 said would be posted in his "buy-out Kovi's contract" thread! Congrats Mike8!
But honestly, how do you expect Kovalev to create chemistry with players if he always has different linemates. Chemistry doesnt just show up...you have to build to it.
And about bashing Julien: Although I agree that he should stop juggling his lines, his coaching is a HUGE part of what got us into the playoffs in the first place. We were expected to be bottom feeders int the east, and we look pretty solid in 7th place. Calling him a minor league coach is a huge disrespect for the guy that brought us to where we are. Keep up the good work CJ. Just stop juggling those lines!
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