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01-22-2013, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil Parent View Post
Therrien scratching Eller worked, and here's why.

When things aren't going well one night, everybody in the room has their own angle on what went wrong, surprisingly, a good number of them will point towards the same guy, who, from the ice and the locker room, truly lacked intensity or effort or whatever. Now, as a coach, if you want to punish somebody, the only right player to punish is THAT guy. If you punish the wrong guy, say somebody that doesn't have results but works real hard anyway, then the players aren't gonna react well. If you punish the right guy, then your team will really respect the fact that, as a coach, you see things as they do.

My guess is that Therrien hit the nail on the head, and the guys agree with him that Eller deserved the press box tonight.
It's hard to argue with the results so far, that's for sure. Hopefully Eller gets a fire under him, If he gets on his game in addition to what seems like the rest finding theirs, we could win some games this year. Regardless, you are 100% correct, nice analysis.

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