Bylsma/coaching discussion thread
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01-29-2013, 09:07 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
People keep associating benching with being scratched and missing games, instead of losing shifts, getting demoted, etc.
Once again, I'm 100% sure DB is pointing out these mistakes both during and after the game. Kunitz especially isn't getting the message. Trying to stickhandle through three guys at the blueline and turning the puck over, after all of his other mistakes, makes it quite clear he needs a msg sent.
That can only be done by giving his ice time to a more responsible player. His mistakes are unforced mental errors and there is no way in hell a good coach should allow it to continue. It isn't fair to his teammates.
As I keep asking, why do Jeffrey, Tangradi and Despres get a seat for much less offenses than Kunitz?
Everyone needs to be accountable. Vet, rookie, star, etc.
At least with rookies they are expected to make mistakes and need to be given more leeway. DB gives his rookies a short leash and his vets a ridiculous amount of leeway... I think it's counterproductive.
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