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01-04-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
3. Lack of chemistry. The coaching staff are responsible for assembling lines and pairings and having players practice in a way that builds chemistry and coordinated play. Team Canada's offense has been individualistic and infrequent, disjointed and unorganized. No sign of coaching on the ice.

BTW, I thought all these things BEFORE the medal round. They are not new observations.
I think you're bang on. This team did not resemble the well-oiled machines we usually send to these tournaments, which is painfully ironic considering it's a lockout year. Maybe the theory that the players were believing their own pre-tourney hype also extended to the coaching staff. The players didn't seem to think they needed work ethic to succeed, maybe the coaches felt the same way.

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