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09-09-2012, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
I don't necessarily think anyone is "the best" coach in the MLD. Outside of really high-end coaches like Bowman, coaching quality is very largely a product of circumstance. The right mix of players, styles, personalities, opponents. I think Sandlin is a particularly good fit for Brynas.

Anyway, coaching aside I'm interested to know how that team is going to operate.
Exactly. Even then a great coach learns what he cannot do and when he has to walk away.

Bowman after Buffalo realized that while he could contribute ideas to a GM, he was not a GM and adjusted accordingly. In Pittsburgh he realized that he could not change the Lemieux, Jagr, offense first culture and moved on. In Detroit he realized that he could change such cultures and stayed.

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