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05-25-2012, 12:35 PM
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Debunking the 'proven winner' myth in the NHL
. Good read that also applies to Mike Shanahan.
Interesting, but I feel like a key comparison was left out. How have "non-winners" fared in comparison? Wouldn't the same socially complex dynamics affect them too? And the "non-winners", despite leveraging the socially complex dynamics, weren't able to win. That would make me think that "non-winners" would fare even worse with a new team. Of course, it's also possible that the "non-winner" was unable to win because he couldn't leverage the socially complex dynamics.
Another thing to consider is that the "proven winners" built great teams or coached or led them. That means that when they moved, they were likely opposing those same great teams, and I'll bet they didn't all move to teams of similar caliber.
There are way too many things at play here to draw any conclusions. Nonetheless I'd like to take this opportunity to make sure McPhee never sees this article or the next two words out of his mouth will be either "Mark French" or "Dean Evason".
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