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04-05-2009, 11:57 PM
God Bless Canada
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I'm not sure if he's been mentioned yet, but one that I think deserves a mention for a coach is Bert Templeton. I believe he's third all-time in junior coaching victories (behind Kilrea and McMillan). He's one of the toughest, most demanding, no-nonsense coaches you'll ever deal with. And he was the coach for Canada in the Punch-Up at Piestany in 87. But I think he has a good enough grasp on the game

A lot of the guys mentioned, like Jimmy Carson, would never find their way on my team. Too soft. Too lazy. And in Carson's case, questionable commitment to the game. After the first year in Edmonton, he couldn't wait to get out of the city. The Oilers couldn't have been more thrilled - they received three guys who played an important role in their Cup win.

Give me a guy like Pivonka, with a reliable work ethic and solid performances, over a sulker like Carson any day of the week.

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