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07-21-2011, 07:14 PM
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You cannot teach speed, size, scoring touch or grit.
A coach can teach "hockey sense" to a player. Look at the players who are just average players and then look at them when they are traded to the Red Wings. Their game and hockey sense is quickly elevated.......by great coaching.
I don't think the Wings teach anyone hockey sense.
In fact, the Wings draft players who have hockey sense but lack all of what you've mentioned, precisely because they believe hockey sense is paramount. Bit of a strange example considering they themselves contradict precisely what you're saying.
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