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09-07-2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Is Sandlin even better than Arne Stromberg, who has been mentioned in the past two years and likely won't even get selected in the AAA draft?

From 1961-1971, Stromberg was 57-23-5 (.700) internationally, with a gold, 5 silvers and 2 bronzes.

From 1979-1990, Sandlin was 30-17-11 (.612) with a gold, a silver, and 4 bronzes.

If I was selecting an international coach (and I have before) I would want to make sure he stands out among comparable guys, and I don't see what even makes him stand out against Stromberg.
Because Strömberg were simply your average coach. He didn't really succeed with lesser talents and he wasn't that great at getting players to overperform.

Sandlin was a mastermind. Ask Börje Salming. He has 7 SEL titles and another final. He was famous for being able to get players to work together. He took a basketball system and incorporated it into hockey. Yes, his version of 1-3-1 was inspired by Ed Klimkowski.

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