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05-24-2009, 08:22 AM
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Yes. Three of the four teams in the Conference Finals showed improvements on the ice after coaching changes this season. The Pens and canes were both in serious danger of missing the playoffs but made incredible turnarounds following coaching changes.
I doubt the Pens were going to miss playoffs, not with two o fthe best three players in hockey on their team.

But true - they did turn their seasons around.

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How do you measure coaching success if you don't admire the fact that they propelled a team to beat their expectations?
WHO here REALLY knows enough about the players on other teams to judge what expectations should be?

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Coaches are fired after failing to meet expectations because teams can't replace an entire roster but they can replace one coach.
True enough. I see that (organizations seeing weaknesses on their rosters, but firing the coach) as flailing.

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