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11-21-2003, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
I'm not saying that we don't have good players, but we don't have a Thornton, Forsberg, Lidstrom etc. If you ranked the top 20 players in the NHL, we might not have one player on that list.
The Flyers definetely don't have a guy anywhere near the top 20 in the league but they have something more valueable---a coach in the top 2 or 3 that always has his team execute trap hockey perfectly and he gets it done on a nightly basis.Hitch is probrably 2nd to Lemaire only in this regard and in a league dominated by this style of play it is HUGE to have coaches that implement these systems better thatn anybody else.

And this just shows how stupid Slats and his ego can be.If you are finally going to give into trap hockey why not hire the best guy at implementing such systems when you had the chance?Answer---b/c he'd have recieved to much of the credit if he in fact turned us around where as Slats can bring in a background guy like Renney and still get all the credit if things worked out.

Of course the difference b/w Renney and Hitch is night and day but EGO takes priority with Slats.

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