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11-10-2003, 06:57 AM
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I like these quotes...

"There were five giveaways in our end, two of them by LaCouture, one by Jamie, and two by Purinton," Sather said yesterday after an optional practice. "You can't come back and play them if they're going to cough the puck up five times on one shift. It makes things very difficult.

"Jamie gets the puck at center ice, and all he has to do is get the puck in deep. Instead, he tries to make a cute little pass. If he gets the puck in deep, the flow keeps going ahead. And he wonders why he doesn't play very much."

Ok...whose idea was it to dress Purinton on Jamie's left, and play Lacouture out of position on the right, all when Moore looked good as a center between Jamie and Danny? Hmmm. And yeah, cute play by Jamie, learned from watching his elders. Now, here's what a good coach does. When Jamie gets to the bench, lean over, and say 'next time you're in a situation like that, don't get so cute, just get the puck deep and keep the play going'. Sometimes it is just that easy.

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