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08-20-2012, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VirginiaMtlExpat View Post
Depends on coaching...
  • Is MT going to be meritocratic, which includes giving hungry young players a chance if established players are dogging it?
  • Is he just going to be a motivator, or does he have it in him to put together strategies, and not allow himself to be out-coached?

And depends on the health of the likes of Markov and other players like Subban how are difficult to replace.

If both of the above conditions are fulfilled, there is a reasonable chance. Edit: what I mean by meritocratic... Imagine this line-up with both Gallys, and one of Tinordi or Beaulieu cracking the lineup because they are outperforming established players...
That would be beautiful. I can't remember the last coach to do that for us.

Martin was okay in his own right, we saw PK and lots of youngsters emerge but Timmins had a say in that as well.

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