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01-03-2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gungagalunga View Post
Isn't it the player's job to make sure themselves are ready? It's the coach's job to make sure Atom players are ready along with their Dads prior to a game. Players at this level and the Pro level need to be accountable for their own play.

Canada was just as prepared as any other team in the tournament. It's called a "bad game" at the wrong time. It happens to everyone and every team. USA played their hearts out and deserve everything coming to them.
Not entirely. While yes, it is players' job to get ready for the game, but the coach's job is to do everything in their power to prepare their players. Giving them a day off in the middle of a short tournament while every other team is playing games is completely the wrong way to go about it. The players are definitely to blame for the poor puck management and defensive coverage but the coaches aren't just there for show. Spott didn't do his job in order to maximize his team's chances to win.

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