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03-07-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
The last two years, six teams made a coaching change. Here are the changes in win percentage:

Anaheim: 0.375 to 0.534
Buffalo: 0.382 to 0.500
Los Angeles: 0.517 to 0.613
St Louis: 0.461 to 0.703
Toronto: 0.507 to 0.417
Washington: 0.568 to 0.558
At least in Anaheim's and Washington's case the fact was that the dressing rooms had tuned the coaches out. There was nothing wrong with the message, it just wasn't getting through. In Yeo's case I don't think he's lost the room, instead either a) the players haven't yet learned the system or b) the system is not suited for the players. In either case I doubt we'd see an immediate improvement in the teams play if Yeo would get fired.

Also you shouldn't make a coaching change just based on here and now. If the underperforming has continued for a long time, then it can be the right decision due to the forementioned reasons. How has Yeo been during his short time here? Great first half, horrible second half, now average first half. The only thing that irks me is his treatment of Granlund and inability to keep lines together, but the first is as much on Fletcher as it is on Yeo.

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