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02-04-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
Not true necessarily. Coaching changes don't have an immediate impact, but they can the following season. I think there's also plenty of anecdotal evidence that at a certain point, sometimes a team just needs a new voice.

It is fairly surprising that not a single coach has won a cup if he doesn't win it in the first three years he's with a team.
A change of voice is fine - if there is evidence of the players tuning out the coach or not buying into his system. A change of voice is also needed when the coaches communication style is highly charged or emotional - yellers like Crawford or manipulators like Keenan.

But with the Canucks, all of the evidence is the opposite. The team is extremely tight and the players and coaching staff are committed to the system. AV also doesn't depend on emotional tactics or mind games to motivate his players. These tactics have a certain shelf life, but AV is not that type of coach.

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