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11-04-2003, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Habs
Bottom line:

A. Some coaches have teams with little talent, but the teams still play very hard.

B.Some coaches have teams with little talent, and they float around with their heads down, giving little effort, looking lost most of the time.


Which team do we have?

I'm going with B.
You're neglecting to mention a big personnel difference though. Under "Team A," the players are generally veteran cast offs with a developed game and a hunger to make it to the big league after a decade of riding the buses in the AHL.

"Team B," is teams like NY and Montreal, where it's a bunch of one dimensional players thrown together, having shared former offensive 'glory' (to ane xtent) in the past.

Different players, different results. As much as I respect Lemaire, I'd say it has more to do with the players than the coaches. Even Lemaire couldn't turn around this team (IMO).

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