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01-17-2008, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by wereback View Post
Being a hockey coach at the high school level i understand how a time out can change momentum. But this is the NHL and thats what veteran leadership is supposed to do.
That's not true at all.

Can the Vets help? yes, but even the best of the best sometimes allow themselves to get played out of their game plan and it's at those times that a TO helps.

Vets are more useful in the locker and on the bench, but trying to calm a situation on the ice that's gotten out of hand is not something that a vet can control. That's when your bench boss needs to stop the action, let everyone correct themselves (a spot where a Vet is very useful) and get back at it.

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