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01-21-2013, 02:17 PM
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Number 1 reason for me... RON WILSON. The man put lofty expectations on Naz and also threw him under the bus in multiple occasions.

1. Cutting Naz even though he was one of the best players in camp (should have gave him a few games)
2. Telling media he wants Naz to be a 100 point player in the NHL
3. Constantly scrutinizing his play, while other players on his team got a pass
4. Not defending him enough in the media, against the media, or managing the expectations placed on him by the media

Randy has handled his young players much better, he's put them in a position to succeed, he's managed the expectations placed on his young players, and he's been constructively critical of every player on the team, not just Naz.

Naz wasn't ready when he came to his first few camps, but at the same time it should have been handled more gently than the way Ron handled it.

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