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09-07-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jkrx View Post
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.
If we were to compare the rosters of Stromberg's teams and Sandlin's teams, would it be evident that one had a lesser group of players?

Is there a difference in international competition level? In both coaches' case, their team was considered behind Canada and Russia, and was fairly close to the Czechs for 3rd/4th, right?

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