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03-18-2013, 09:34 AM
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Freudian
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Coach/GM is a terrible idea.

First of all, both are full time jobs. I don't believe a coach can stay in touch with other GMs as much as is needed. It's very much about networking and learning how other GMs work.

Secondly, they operate on conflicting time horizons. A coach has much more of a short term focus than a GM should have. There is too much risk involved where the coach can sacrifice a lot of future for a little bit of improvement now, if he would have power to do trades.

It might have worked in the 80s, but running a NHL team is completely different these days.

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