Thread: Line Combos: What if Lisin surprises?
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08-31-2009, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SkerZ View Post
I feel that this is the common miss conception with gretzky he was an amazing PLAYER and has great hockey sense but I don't know if that translates into him being a great coach..the Coyotes never impressed me while he is at the helm..Flame suit is on but this is just how I feel
I agree that Gretzky isn't the greatest coach in the league, but watching a player and evaluating his skillset isn't rocket science.

I don't agree with the notion that Lisin is a cast-off by Phoenix. They simply had players ahead of Lisin that were earning regular time in the top-six and needed someone who played more of a two-way game. Now, whether Lisin was in the bottom six due to Gretzky playing favorites or if he actually isn't good enough for regular duty in the NHL remains to be seen.

Frankly, I think this was a very good deal for both teams. That is, before the Rangers went out and signed Kotalik and Prospal.

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