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11-06-2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by puck stoppa View Post
Boy is that ever true. When I watched a Wolves vs Rampage game in Chicago last month we sat in the upper deck. I overhead Kevin Dineen on the phone with a coach for the Rampage during the intermission, and he said "I don't care what you have to do, get these two guys out there more in the third period, I didn't come all this way to see our top two prospects on the bench" It's crazy to think but even at a pro level, AHL coaches have their hands tied and are told what to do. And as you say, their job is to develop players and winning comes secondary for many AHL teams. Im not saying the IceCaps operate this way but many clubs only care about development.
It's a nearly impossible juggling act and I would not be tasked with handling it. Hell, it's hard enough to just win, never mind put all those extra parameters on it.

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