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04-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BobRouse View Post
Schoenfeld used it, Wilson (mostly) used it, Cassidy eventually used it, Hanlon eventually used it, BB eventually used it and DH is using it. There have only been a few years after the Murray Bros that we haven't done so and I miss BB b/c of that.
Wilson...

I hated that man and what he turned out team into. Because he was able to ride the coattails of a veteran-heavy team to our first SCF in 98, he stuck around far longer than he ever should have. I remember some of the arguments that fans of old school grind/hit/fight hockey would get into with some of those Wilson apologists. They thought that fans like me were ridiculous in our assessment of Wilson as an anti-fighting and skill-focused coach who dulled the edge of a team that did have some guys that played really physical when left to their own devices(Simon and Witt especially).

I loved Brian Burke's comments about Wilson after he fired him recently. They pretty much confirmed what I've been saying about Wilson for the last decade.

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