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05-18-2012, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Francisco
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I personally don't care much about "structure" (read: conservative/trapping) coaches. He is one of those. Not a fan personally but that doesn't mean he's a bad coach.
I hear you.
Thing I heard about Murray is he helped to create a good atmosphere, guys enjoyed playing for him, he made things fun.
I think this team needs some fun...and Murray's style is more open than Hunter's. He also never had talent like Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green etc.
I think if the Caps can get a good/sound structured coach who has a system that preaches defense, as they need that, but promotes some fun, then they will be in a great spot.
With Holtby, Carlzner maturing, and the aforementioned big 3 augmented by Chimera, MaJo, Laich, Brower, Beagle, Hamrlik, Hendricks, Orlov....you've got 8 forwards, 5 dmen, and a goalie to build your team around, and a lot of money to spend.
The right atmosphere is most important, in my book, right now. Yes, x's and o's are big, but so is the player interaction skills, for this team.
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