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03-22-2011, 09:50 AM
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In an interview with KK about a month ago, talking about Wiercioch, he said he didn't know why there was so much hype around him or where it came from.
He wasn't saying he doesn't have potential, but that people were obviously getting ahead of things.
It fell to coach Kurt Kleinendorst to convince Wiercioch that he wasn’t there yet, but would be soon if he was willing to do the work.
“I think that the early expectations that were placed on him were a little bit unfair,” Kleinendorst said. “I just feel like, once I got to know Patty a little bit, it wasn’t really fair. I saw what it had done to him. It built him up and he thought he was so close.”
Since then, the coach said, Wiercioch has delivered on and off the ice.
“The challenge was to be the best player you can be at the rink and away from the rink, that you make good choices in what you do socially and how you take care of yourself — view your body as your temple so to speak,” Kleinendorst said.
“You come in early every day, stay late every day and whatever we’re selling, you’re buying. He has done everything asked.”
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