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06-12-2010, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Why exactly would it be? Take a look at all the former players currently serving as assistant coaches. Don't think a veteran player who is well respected and has been involved in hockey for 30+ years would know how to coach?

And FYI... here's the list of assistants in the NHL:

Lot of names that were still playing not too long ago, and a few former Kings on there as well.
Its not that I think OD would be a bad choice as an assistant coach, but I worry about the adjustment between him and the rest of the players. Maybe if it was a few years removed, but has anyone made that jump, on the same team, immediately?

I know everyone respects OD in a big way, but I wonder if it isn't better to bring in someone our players see only as a coach, even if that coach is a former player.

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