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11-17-2010, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
Keenan's methods have been well-documented but some players have admitted he was the best coach for whom they played. It was a huge burden for some in a short period of time. Ron Sutter had a sour taste because Keenan would often use him to get to Rich Sutter, not one of Keenan's favorites. Some, like Derrick Smith and Ron Hextall, were generally supportive.
Hextall is my all time fave... when I went to the dinner where he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 2 years ago he made a speech. I believe he thanked Keenan and Clarke but no other NHL coaches or GMs were mentioned. I thought that was interesting. Guess Keenan brought out the best in him and 86-87 was such an incredible year.

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