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12-10-2009, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by orcatown View Post

3. So you bet every organization hires ex-players. So what you are saying is that every organization indulges in cronyism. My bet is that good organization make sure the key jobs are done by people who have expertise in the area they are required to have it in. Sure they hire ex-players for PR and such but you look at good organizations and you will see they make sure the key positions are covered off.
You lose the bet.

Cam Neely, Steve Yzerman, Ron Francis all play large roles in their teams management/coaching. None had any kind of experience other than being a player in the NHL.

The Montreal Canadiens established dynasty after dynasty by promoting former players into key management/coaching roles.

Please, instead of the monologues, address people's specific points.

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