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02-07-2013, 11:16 AM
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If the team is losing quite a bit due to the same problems (can't score, not shooting the puck, poor defense, bad special teams) and don't show any improvement, it gets more and more on the coach.

Fletcher gave Yeo some very good players to work with. But how long has Yeo been able to coach them?

Training Camp Started on Jan 13

Now I'm not a math expert, but January 13 was three Sundays ago. About three and a half weeks. Yeo literally hasn't been able to have any contact with his players for a full month, let alone running them through drills.

What about practices?

Wild had FOUR practices prior to Blue Jackets game

FOUR. 1..2..3..4. Four practices through last Tuesday. Let's say they didn't practice on game days, and I believe they got a day off over the weekend (mandatory more time off under the new CBA). That's a total of SIX practices before the Anaheim game, maybe EIGHT before the Phoenix game.

Eight practices enough for Yeo to get the players fully coached up?

That's why I'm saying...time. You need some time to see how things shake out. How the players get settled, how the coach makes adjustments, how the players respond to those adjustments, etc.

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