Jaques Martin: Coaching discussion
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03-26-2011, 11:08 AM
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There is so much wrong with YOUR post. JM has never won anything,despite having some great Ottawa teams,unless you count winning the Northeast division. He has definate input on player and personnel decision. ottawa always got beat up and humiliated by TO in the playoffs and by other tough teams during the season.The injury excuse is so whiny and overrated. other than Markov and Pacs,EVERY injured player has been interchangeable or replaced. (Wiz + Sopel > Gorges and Spacek.The other injuries were for a few games here and there. Flyers are in 1st w/o Pronger,Pens doing great,B's in 1st w/o Savard. Stop the excuses.
If a coach goes into the GM's office and tells the GM that he would like to have a tough fighting forward and D Man willing to fight (a little tougher than Mara
) to protect his small skilled forwards, then the biggest majority of GM's will work with his coach to get those players.
If the GM refuses to make the moves, then it is the fault of the GM.
But based on history, Martin has not requested protection for his forwards.
And I think that the injury excuse is just that....an excuse. Vancouver has had the injury bug just as bad as we have. And look at where they sit in the playoff hunt.
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