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10-25-2011, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterDecoy View Post
did you just compliment martin?
depends how you view that...

discussed it at length after the playoffs last year.

my take: Martin's stubborness hurt the team... instead of Eller/DD being able to get comfortable and develop in those greater roles that they ended up playing when it mattered, they instead had to adjust on the go during the hardest time of the year.

likewise, Martin's approach is hurting Subban's play far more than it's helping. He's a thoroughbred that Martin is trying to turn into a mule... Subban, at his best, is playing with the confidence to push the limits, and he's shown (both in the playoffs, in his AHL season, and in his WJ's performance) that when he's playing that way the "rewards" far outweigh the "risk".

so no, not a complement... a good coach doesn't change his stripes like that... adjusting is one thing, but changing the way you treat players and the way you reward effort/performance is just hypocrisy.

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