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12-05-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Lakers21 View Post
Mohs is not Keefe... not even close.
Players are not confident in him as they were in Keefe.
While everyone is congratulating Sheldon Keefe on his personal accomplishment (Twitter is a blaze with them) - the players he recruited, traded for, persuaded and asked to be part of his team and his program have been abandoned with Mohns. The players have no where near the respect or belief in Mohns. Leaders need followers, and inherting the coaching position doesn't mean players will follow. Keefe has great leadership skill, a commanding personality, excellent hockey skill set and ambition = a great coach. Just because Mohns knows the 'systems' doesn't mean he can replace Keefe.
As was mentioned in a previous debate about 'the business of hockey'... ya you can argue that, I get it. But these are young men who came to play for the guy who was the leader of 5 championship teams, drove accountability and instilled passion to play. Those are personal character traits of Keefe that he took with him to pursue his personal goals - at the same time he abandoning the promises and interests of the players he left behind with Mohns.
Talk to any current player or a past player and you'll get a clear and concise answer - Mohns is no Sheldon Keefe.
The players, fans and city were abandoned... for Keefe's personal goals. Soo Greyhounds will be a much better team very shortly. PLK... to be determined. I'm not a fan of Sheldon Keefe right now .
Everyone can now continue the Sheldon love in and best wishes party...
While I don't agree with your venom toward Keefe ( I think he and anyone else in his position has the right to move forward and it quite honestly it happens all the time) I will agree with your first statement. "Mohns is not Keefe"

I think you might find that the Lumber Kings struggle for a while if not the rest of the season due to his departure. I don't know the new coach what so ever, other than what I have seen of him at games behind the bench, but I can tell you that he is not even close to filling the shoes that have been left to him.

He is going to have to earn the respect of the Refs, and most of all his players. Speak it or not, Keefe ran that team with a iron like fist. His teams were based on discipline and very rigid discipline at that. Don't follow the game plan "sit" don't fit in with the team dynamic "bye bye". It should be interesting to see how far they might slide, because to be honest they are not a very deep team. Keefe was able to squeeze every bit of effort and skill out of every player that he had, all his teams were the epitomy of the word "team", not sure Mohns is capable of conjuring up the same cult like obsession the players had for Keefe. Best of luck to the team, the league is a better having them as one of the top teams year after year.

One thing can be certain Keefe ain't coming back, only moving forward and good on him if that is his desire.

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