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02-25-2013, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Emilie View Post
Did you even read the article? Both Parise and Koivu stated that it was a player issue.

I'm not sure how you could put this even close to 100% on Yeo. The players aren't doing their jobs, and Yeo can't be on the ice making them do it. He's job is to make sure they understand what they're suppose to to do, where they're suppose to be. No coach can force players to chase the puck or forecheck. If there's a group of guys who aren't doing it all the time, how exactly is Yeo suppose to force them to do it?
Isn't it the coach's job to get the players to "do their jobs"? Isn't it your boss' responsibility to watch over you and make sure you come to work prepared for that day? And if you're not then he talks with you and comes up with a plan so you're ready to do whatever your job may be.

Same goes for coaches. Why aren't the players doing their jobs? It is Yeo's responsibility to figure it out and correct it. A sea captain won't simply notice a severe list and note that the ship should be sailing straight, no he goes down there and figures out what the issue is.

Lemaire was given lifeless roster after lifeless roster and he got those teams to win when they never should have. It's poor taste to defend Yeo by saying the players aren't performing. It is the coach's responsibility to get the players to perform.

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