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11-09-2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by YARR123 View Post
I like the signing. The new coaches first assignment is the Olympics. We need an experienced coach who already has the respect of our NHLers, we don't have time to wait for the players to gain their respect on some young coach no one has ever heard of. Plus Westerlund already has a terrific Olympic performance as a coach in his resume so I'm sure all the guys trust him. And also he doesn't play as much of a coaches game as Jalonen so it's easier for the players to adapt.

Besides I see this as a momentary thing only, I doubt he would've got the spot the olympics were to be held 3 years from now.

I agree with the Marjamäki part. He's awesome and I can see him as our future long term coach.
I totally agree with you. I don't think Westerlund will change things much; the strategy will probably stay very similar to Jalonen's and Mikko Koivu will still lead the team (I doubt the head coach has much power over that decision, anyway, as it's probably Kale who makes that decision).

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