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02-05-2013, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
Question for me is: do you try and bring in a guy who has shown to be elite at every other level and has risen through the ranks at a rapid pace? Someone like Jon Cooper who is in Tampa's system? Is that risk worth it? I don't know but if we don't make a dent in the playoffs this year, I think you have to ask that question and seriously consider the answer.

To me, AV was never an elite coach, at any level. IMO you should take that risk in the hopes that you might be picking up the next "generational" coach. By the time guys like that make the NHL, they very rarely become available again.

Cooper is also a BC-native, born in Prince George, so that's another plus... kind of... right?
I remember his name was brought up on this board last year, but I wonder what kind of system he would coach, or has been coaching at least.

The more adaptable the better, of course. Has he been utilizing the 1-3-1 so far in the AHL, assuming Tampa and Norfolk employ the same system?

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