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12-27-2012, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Imlach a cup View Post
What do you want to converse? There are major issues with Rochester and none of them are they don't want to win. The Sabres need a 2 way center, so Hodgson pks because it's better he makes the mistakes in the A. They need a top 2 dman to play with Myers so McNabb gets ice. The team needs to reevaluate how the coaches are teaching the players, not take the ice away from prospects who need it and replace them with has beens and neverwases. I don't care that Paul Szechura or Shane Morrison may have gotten the Amerks a few more victories. I care that McNabb looks like crap. W/L doesn't matter prospect performance does.

Tl/dr since i don't think you do
Why do the prospects suck ATM? Coaching
AHL vets are essentially player-coaches. Take a look around the league and you'll see it.

Anaheim:Bruce Boudreau IHL/AHL vet in 91-92, head coaching in the IHL in 93-94
Boston: Claude Julien AHL vet in 92-93, head coach in AHL in 00-01
Chicago: Joel Quenneville AHL vet in 91-92, AHL assistant in 92-93, AHL head coach 93-94
Colorado: Joe Sacco AHL vet 02-03, AHL assistant 04-06, AHL head coach in 06-07
Columbus: Todd Richards IHL vet in 00-01, spent next season in Switzerland, AHL assistant in 02-03, AHL head coach in 06-07
Minnesota: Mike Yeo AHL vet in 99-00, AHL assistant 00-10, AHL head coach 10-11
Philadelphia: Peter Laviolette AHL vet in 96-97, ECHL head coach 97-98, AHL head coach 98-99
Phoenix: Dave Tippett IHL vet in 94-95, IHL assistant in 95-96, IHL head coach in 96-97
Pittsburgh: Dan Bylsma AHL vet in 03-04, AHL assistant 04-05, AHL to NHL head coach 08-09
Buffalo: Lindy Ruff AHL vet in 91-92, IHL vet in 92-93, NHL assistant 93-97, NHL head coach in 1997

That's over a third of the NHL current head coaches finished their careers as a veteran in the AHL or IHL and immediately (or close to it for a few) went into high level coaching. I'm sure having Morrisonn played a large role in McNabb's development last year (he was pretty bad to start the year).

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