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08-12-2010, 10:11 AM
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This training camp will be very interesting.

There are 11 forwards one one-way contracts. That leaves 3 spots opened for Eller, Pacioretty, Maxwell, and all the other young forwards who will be there at camp.

Originally Posted by HalakRulz View Post

Martin is the best coach the Habs have had since Jacques Demers!!! Demers might have been more of a motivator than a good coach, but Martin knows how to develop player otherwise, like you said....players like Chara, Alfie, Havlat and Hossa wouldn't have turned into the players they are today.
You're purposefuly missing the point. They weren't the only players from Ottawa to get developed under Martin, but rather examples that he is NOT a detriment to young players as the other poster he responded to was saying. Sure he might've pushed it with his wording, but it a valid counter-argument to the other poster who said Martin "turfs" young players, especially, offensive players.

He never said they wouldn't be the players they are today, but you can't deny he wasn't a detriment, which was what the initial poster said, and you can't deny he helped them understand the game. It's not all about talent, you have to be guided to do the right things.

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