5/2: Ownership gives DW vote of confidence
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05-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose
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I agree with you, but it brings up this question:
Does enyone remember TMacs first season with the Sharks? And how awesome the Sharks looked?? Did they (the coaching staff) change the "system" this season, or do the current/newer players just not adopt to it?
Pretty obvious that they had a PK that was basically run by the players in the first year.
They put the PP on steroids in the first year. PPs are a little mercurial, but it was a definite uptick. The other uptick was third period adjustments. I assumed it was Woodcroft and his video work.
Changes were made after the early exit to the Ducks (IMO, premature adjustment to shortcomings as it was a bad team and coaching matchup).
It was pretty obvious they would get a general uptick no matter the new coach as anyone could see that they had tuned out RW in the previous year.
There are a lot of coaches who wear out their welcome. Contrary to the perceptions of many, a lot of coaches tread lightly when new to a team. Just a heads up, both Hitch and Sutter started their new jobs by emphasizing a bit more offense and encouraging players despite their reputations. Then they start instituting their systems. A large number become more conservative as their tenure extends and holes in the system or play manifest themselves. Even though it is a system or a matchup issue, they take it out on the players and begin to wear out their welcome.
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