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04-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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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.
I agree. But the sad part? Hunterhockey is very close to Wilson hockey...we do hit more under Hunter but we play the same passive trap/turn the other cheek approach
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