How did we get here?
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04-14-2010, 02:39 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
We win becasue of organizational consistency. Same GM and Head Coach for 11 years. A specific culture regardless of personnel. A stick-to-it-ness on and off the ice. A "faith" in our coaches, team, and approach to the game that is strong enough to withstand slumps.
Unlike most other teams, players and coaches are not looking over their shoulder when adversity hits. Players aren't aburptly traded and coaches are not fired. This leads to on-ice resiliency, which leads to winning close games and rebounding from tough losses.
We are the envy of the league in our consistency. Deep down, every coach would want the backing Trotz gets and every player would want the support our guys get.
Eventually, if players don't perform or they don't play "predator" hockey, they will be moved.
Do you think Legwand would still be here if this were any other team? no. Some of you would say he shouldn't be here. Yet, his role is vital to our success. It's not the role we paid $4.5mm for, but it's important to this team the way we play. So he stays, and we win, and we play great D against the best lines from other teams.
We got a special thing here. It doesn't show up in the boxscore or in the league stats but we lead the league in it.
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