Habs win 4-1, Diaz + Markov = awesome
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01-22-2013, 11:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
reading the comments, it's amazing how much push back was out there the last few years in questioning the emotional impact of Martin's approach to running his team.
Therrien has a lot to prove, and certainly has his weaknesses (which I'm sure will be on full display in no time), but he does seem to have a better feeling for the emotional/psychological side of things.
I don't like that eller is out, but if you are going to put your prized rookies in the lineup, better having them on a 3rd line, and with the toughest SOB you have on the roster, and give them some opportunities in easier/appropriate roles (i.e PP or just after PP's), than to have them sit on a barely used 4th line and put out there randomly only to rest the other 3 lines...
Martin knew exactly how to kill confidence in young players (or, more fairly, didn't view his role/responsibility in building up confidence in young players), whereas Therrien seems to "get" that part of the game a bit better...
at least in this very small sample of his approach to managing the roster.
interested to see how this plays out once the 5-game trial period is done.
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