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10-31-2008, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
a great coach that goes behind the scenes to get his GM fired is one who thinks his GM isn't good. - that doesn't make him a bad coach - just a person you don't want to be around. Keenan was lucky to win the Cup? Ask Mess. First day of practice Keenan skates in and breaks the stick over the crossbar. From that day, he had everyone's attention. It was that attention and focus that was part of a winning team. Mess was a huge part of it. So was Leetch. It's odd that their success didn't come close to 1994 after Keenan left, even after decent seasons from those guys. I think Keenan was the perfect coach for that team. He isn't for every team, that's for sure, but for that team, he was. Everything came into place that season and Keenan was part of that. Heck, I remember when Kovalev was asked to name his best coaches - Keenan was tops on the list. Again, Keenan a great coach for a certain group of guys. He's not going to have great results with everyone. With the Rangers that season, he did.
Come on Fletch. A great coach does not go looking for his next job when his team is making a Cup run.

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