Thread: News Article: Therrien Q & A with Dave Stubbs
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01-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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I don't get why some guys in here hate Michel Therrien. I like the guy and i think he's a good HC.
Well, his first time here wasn't good at all, but to be fair the roster was horrible. For Pittsburgh he was good and bad - he got the team playing hard, but they had atrocious puck possession for such a talented team. I'm not a fan of coaches who completely disregard possession and think screaming "No excuses" at players makes up for using your talent properly.

That said, he seems to have learned somewhat form his mistakes and is at least making an effort to turn down the shouting. I like what he's been saying lately, that he wants more than one functioning line automatically makes him better than Cunneyworth. He also is potentially a good influence on the younger players. I think Therrien's old fashioned and I dislike this team's constant fear of being innovative, but he was better than the alternatives at least.

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