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Gallant hired as Therrien's first assistant Coach
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06-14-2012, 03:32 PM
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Location: Québec, Québec
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You wrote: "...
Now we have two coaches (Therrien and Gallant) who aren't good technical coaches
I also had my doubts about this nomination but after reading this, I felt slightly better:
According to Mathias Brunet (La Presse - one of the best hockey prospects main stream media analysts imo... though Gauthier was Satan according to him... and Whitesnake!), Mike Yeo (Minnesota Wild) is a rising star among the NHL head coaches – Fel... do you agree with this analysis? - . Here is what Yeo had to say about Therrien:
He transformed the Penguins organisation. Before him they had no structure and the organisational culture was weak. In terms of pedagogy and tactical analysis, Therrien is vastly underrated. Motivation? Most people are aware of his motivational skills. The only thing that surprises me about this nomination is that it took so long before he received another opportunity.
The guy is tough but, as his assistant, I was the players' voice so I can tell you that he takes good care of his players and the vast majority of them highly respect him
..." - Mike Yeo, head coach, Minnesota Wild
Then, Brunet adds that Crosby was among the players who congratulated Therrien.
I quoted myself because I thought it would add to the Therrien nomination debate. For the record: I was(still am) not a big fan. That being written, Yeo did speak loudly in his favour.
According to Yeo, Therrien is a good (Xs and Os) technical coach.
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