Thread: Speculation: Our beloved J.R on the Flyers
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12-09-2009, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
JR says not to blame Stevens, but in the end, the locker room is his responsibility. How the players interact with each other is sometimes unavoidable, but honestly, with a career of his own to worry about through the majority of the Stevens era, how much has he really witnessed?
I don't know that I agree with that. The coach is by definition going to stand apart. Ensuring solid chemistry and minimizing the formation of cliques... that's on the C, As and the leadership group among the players, maintaining a vigil to stop that kind of dynamic from developing, and taking measures to eliminate them when they arise. The coach is the last person who has influence there.

Even a players' coach is never one of the boys. The coach always represents authority, and the social dynamic is out of his hands.

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