Your thoughts on Fred "the fog" Shero
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10-20-2010, 08:16 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Does anyone know how Shero acted as coach of the Rangers? Was he the same or different?
I posted a couple of examples in #12 but Shero had the dual responsibilities of GM, the main reason he left the Flyers.
He brought the team to the Cup Finals in his first season, so to the victors go the spoils. In his second season, things began to unravel. Shero was known to hit the bottle and what was really striking was that his assistant, Mike Nykoluk, who was with him in Philly, ran some of the practices and to many was the unofficial head coach. Freddy admitted publicly, after that season concluded, that he had a problem with the booze but whether he was in denial or not, tough to say. The Rangers hired Craig Patrick in that off-season to be the Operations/Personnel guy and that was a telling sign because Nykoluk (who quit) was assumed to be the next head coach with Shero maintaining a front office role. Eventually, Herb Brooks was hired a few months later after Shero resigned.
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