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04-14-2006, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Brad
I'll never understand the Philadelphia fan's obsession with running coaches out of town. Hitchcock is one of the best coaches in the NHL. Period. If the Flyers fail to win the Stanley Cup, perhaps it is time we consider it to be the fault of the players, instead of taking the easy way out and blaming the coach? After all, it doesn't matter how hard they practice, how good their scheme is, or how motivational his speeches are, it's ultimately the players who have to execute on the ice. If they fail to succeed, the blame lays with them. Hitchcock has proven to be a winning coach at every level of hockey he has been at. This is nonsense.
nice post

i think its time that flyer's fans get the idea of the mythical "hitchcock ball and chain weighing down the players so much" out of their heads.

The NHL is different, but not THAT different. Our team was great in 03-04, and his system worked in dallas. A team can succeed with any NHL calibre "system" in place, in the end the players need to buy into it, and most importantly play well.

Sorry this is on the team as a whole, not hitchcock.

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