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11-26-2011, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Coach John McGuirk View Post
Not sure I buy that. I mean, he's the easiest one to pin the blame on, and the easiest cog to change out, but at some point you have to look at the players. Semin, Backstrom, Green, and to a lesser extent Ovechkin have all disappeared for great stretches in the playoffs and played terrible "playoff hockey." Sure, you can say it's BB's job to get them ready to perform, but there's only so much you can do with a player before the onus falls on his shoulders.
But how do you know it is the player when the coach is making some oblivious choices himself?

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