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12-24-2011, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
The same can be said on both sides, arguing opinions whether he is a good developmental coach is useless. It can't be proven since players develop on their talent alone, minor league and junior league instruction. Look at the old Habs teams, great farm team, it would be foolhardy to say Scotty Bowman was the only reason why their young players developed so well. NHL coaches in general get far too much credit when people say coach x is a great developemental coach. It's thrown out there far too easily.
When a coach is hired by 4 different GM's in 4 different organizations, to coach 1 expansion team, and 3 rebuilding teams, I'd say it's a pretty good sign, the hockey experts think he is a good development coach.

There have also been sign after sign in the past 4 years that he has used techniques for development. People were screaming "what is he doing', I was pointing out his development strategy, and have been told for 4 years it is baseless and without merit.

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