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04-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The Wild West
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Well, I'm still waiting for the promised insight.
makes poor Randy into a victim (nevermind his coaching was terrible).
Have you ever coached at the competitive level or do you simply observe the situation from a mathematical point of view. This was a team that was thrown into psyschological chaos with the firing of not one but two coaches in the middle of a season. It was compounded by an irrational and almost xenophobic response by the fans and media. And it didn't stop there. Gauthier saw fit to trade a player in mid-game. Then he traded a clubhouse leader in Gill and dumped one of the top five scorers on the team for a draft choice.
I can't imagine the mindset in that dressing room.
In the midst of all of this, the team was obviously rebuilding into something more physical and installing a different style of play. The old approach would take us so far but not far enough. So it became a step backward, retrench if you will before making a step forward.
Given these circumstances any team would struggle. Cunneyworth never never pointed fingers. He played the hand that was dealt to him without complaint. But you have the audicity to say "poor Randy" in a condescending manner.
That is a cheap shot.
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