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05-29-2012, 01:49 PM
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They were nothing, Quick slept in and missed practice during DL's first year. That changed pretty quickly under DL...Brown was not captain material until DL came in and changed the culture. Kopitar was just an offensive centre, those guys were dime a dozen in the NHL...but DL turned him into a two way player. Would a DT regime do any of that...probably not.
There was a loser mentality culture before DL got in there...that's why the year before DL came in we fell from 2nd place in the West to missing the playoffs because we traded away all of our assets and had nobody to bring up. Our Development program was crap.
I think you are taking to much credit towards DL here. Yeah, he did develop those players, but you still have to give Quick and Kopitar something here. They did the work and put in the time and effort. They coul have gone the way of POS, but they put inthe effort. DL deserves credit for their development, but it's not like he did it all.
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