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05-18-2004, 10:06 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by NYR469
if rachunek had a problem with that i'd be pretty disappointed in him...i know that he didn't get along great with martin in ottawa, but martin was tough on him because he expected more from him. it wasn't that he didn't like him, he was trying to make him a better player...

and if rachunek would rather not play for a coach who will expect him to be the best he can be then i'm not sure i want him on the team
He's a human being - how would you expect him to feel? Martin ran him out of town. I'm not saying he was wrong or it wasn't deserved, but coaches make scapegoats out of players - and Rachunek was Martin's. And while yes, the objective was to make him a better player - some methods work with some players and some do not. MArtin clearly misjudged Rachunek and chose the wrong tactic. I'm not saying there is a personal hatred or dislike - but the two clearly don't work well together.

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