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10-31-2008, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Radek27 View Post
Oh c'mon. Keenan was here for one season and he won a cup. Something how many coaches couldn't do before him? Mess was here a total of 10 years or so? Only 1 cup in NY and one ECF. I admit Iron Mike as a GM stinks but as a head coach just behind the bench he is a great coach, obviously not for all players but for most yeah. Even Mess gave Keenan credit after game 7, go watch.
Oh come on? He was lucky he won the Cup. What kind of great coach goes behinds the scenes to get his GM fired by pandering to a potential new owner group? What kind of great coach is looking for a new job while his team is in a Cup run? What kind of great coach would just attack players?

Read "Losing the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers" by Barry Meisel. You'll see the turmoil that Keenan caused — and that Messier defused. That's why the Rangers were lucky to have Messier. He was a buffer between the rest of the team and Keenan's ego/anger/disfunction. There's a reason Keenan's failed everywhere else he's been.

BTW, Keenan gave credit to Neil Smith after Game 7. We all know how that worked out — and how much he meant it.

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