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03-20-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life View Post
The Caps are probably playing their best hockey of the year right now and have lost Backstrom since early January. Not really fair to Hunter
Hunter was put in a tough position and certainly can't be faulted for much but there has been a lot of complaints about his tactics, there's no real system in place yet. I'll see what he can do with a full season but it's been a major adjustment.

The point still stands that coaching professionals and kids is a very different thing. It's the same reason so many great NCAA football and basketball coaches flopped in the pro leagues, when you deal with experienced adults with long term contracts and guys who are committed for more than a few years the tough guy routine will simply get you tuned out.

Roy obviously knows his hockey, he lives for the game and from all reports knows a bit of everything. He's also an impulsive, arrogant hothead who I wouldn't trust around the salary cap. However as a coach he'd at least bring innovation.

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