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02-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Lonny Bohonos View Post
On my phone now but this is essentially what i wanted to bring up. Never mind that a team may also fire its coach of its "under performing" and when it starts to play to the level it should play at, its under a new coach whether or not that coach had any significant impact on performance. Heck the act of changing in and of itself may have some impact. Regardless of the individual coaches abilities.

Any study ive been able to find has pretty much shown changing a coach rarely if ever affects a teams performance.
2009 Penguins? Their performance improved dramatically after the switch from Therrien to Bylsma. That's at least one team that took off after a coaching change.

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