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12-28-2012, 07:30 AM
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Would these be players who fail to have a worthy career and find it easier to blame the coach than their own shortcomings?
I am not going to argue this post as a general rule but sometimes a coach does a poor job in talent assessment or they chose to not play a player based on some grand "system" they want to impliment. Look at Sullivan with the Leafs as a great example. He showed all kinds of signs of being a great offensive player with us and put up points whenever he was given a chance. Quinn however, did not like him presumably because he was small and he rarely used him. Once Quinn used his GM powers to dump Sully, Chicago snapped him up and gave him a chance to prove himself. Sullivan went on to outscore every Leaf player not names Sundin that season and for the next several seasons as well.
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