Spacek/Gill confirm Martin is garbage coach, Gauthier senile old man, Cunney a puppet
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05-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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I don't think he made either Kostitsyn or Price better players... of course there is no way to prove it either way but part of his problem was how he mishandled players.
Do you remember when Kostitsyn asked, 'what do I need to work on to get more ice time,' and there was no response. It was actually quoted in an interview about a year ago. There were many who dismissed that conversation as trivial at the time but now Spacek has come out and basically confirmed that view.
So if he wasn't communicating, exactly how did he make his players better. If sitting them down and letting them figure it out for themselves is the approach... then that is not coaching.
Maybe the timing of Martin's release was poor but the decision was not.
As a side note, I see that you are one of those who keeps deluding himself that "Martin got us to the Eastern Conference Finals."
It is really difficult to take anyone seriously, including hockey broadcasters, who continues to support that position.
It is just as difficult to take anyone seriously who continues to support that Martin had no influence on it either.
Without Halak and Cammy, we don't get past the first round. I don't think anybody would deny that. However, this doesn't mean Martin didn't help the whole team move forward as well.
Every one played a role, even Perry Pearn.
Martin's handling of certain players was poor. I never shied away from criticizing it. But in terms of structure, he did help some players, like AK, who improved quite a bit defensively. Same for Eller. At the same time, I didn't like the way he used those guys most of the time.
But let's not pretend like the man was a poison and did nothing here.
You're contradicting yourself by saying the timing of his release was poor but the decision wasn't.
If the timing was poor, then the decision to release him was bad.
I understand your thought behind it, but it wasn't the right decision unless you wanted us to fall down the standings and trade some of our depth away.
Also, this decision may end up being even worse if we replace him with a coaching-moron like Carbo.
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