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06-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by crashman View Post
He does seem to work magic. Him and Trotz and my two favorite coaches.
Tippett got too friendly with the veterans during his time in Dallas. He completely allowed the country club atmosphere to take hold. And his veterans, despite how they were playing, could do no wrong... meanwhile you had James Neal and Jamie Benn knocking at the door. He also rode his goalie, Turco, into the ground each season so by playoffs the guy was gassed. And don't get me started on Tippett trying to sit on a 1 goal lead for half the game. Boring hockey to watch and furthermore it bit them in the ass dozens of time. The powerplay was always a sore spot, too.

Now all of that being said, I think he learned A LOT from those mistakes. He seems to has fixed most of them in Phoenix.

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