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01-25-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
Low . . . rent . . . coach.

Seriously, I've seen some guys coach other teams reputed to have no patience with young players, and just about everyone of them brings more patience to the table than Bylsma.
You know... I wouldn't trade 2009 for anything, but I think Bylsma's goodwill from that season should be used up... there are a lot of little things to question with him.

I know very few of us have "real world" hockey experience, and they know better, but the Despres stuff, to me, is totally indefensible. Partly because, to my eyes, Despres has looked good (good enough to feel comfortable with him getting more minutes). But also, reallyyyyyyyy, because I've seen Ben Lovejoy, and he IS NOT A BETTER PLAYER. If you were replacing Despres with a *BETTER* player, regardless of age, I wouldn't care. But this makes no sense.

And if Bylsma can't reach players, communicate what he wants from them and get it out of them, without benching them, ... that's a problem, too.

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