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10-19-2009, 04:33 PM
William H Bonney
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sierra Nevada
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Unfortunately there are cultural dynamics in play here as well, and that's evident by reading that he's not responding in meetings when his performance is discussed. Everyone responds differently, particularly when differing cultures are involved. Clearly they've tried to to deal with that by giving him a lot of time to see if he can address their concerns on the ice and he's not responding - at least not consistently.
I can understand a coach not being able to work with a player (and it being the coach's fault for not finding the right way to get the point across), but now we're hearing that it's been at least 2 coaches, and 2 general managers. It's not the coaching or the GM... it's the player.
If Frolov isn't part of the big picture, then I'd like to know as a fan sooner rather than later who will replace him, because the Kings don't have the luxury of benching a guy and having no one of Frolov's caliber to replace him with.
It's frustrating because I thought the Frolov tenure was over at the end of last season, yet here he still is. We don't have another season to waste on seeing if Frolov's in the mood to actually play hard enough, consistently enough to make the playoffs. DL needs to find the guy that's going to replace him and move on.
And that's also the fault of management and the coaches for continuing to try and fit a round peg in a square hole. Frolov is the player that he is and if that player doesn't fit into your system, he should have been moved long ago.
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