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03-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RayzorIsDull View Post
Can we wax poetic about the abilities of Dale Hunter. Is this Dale Hunter the same coach that turned Alexander Ovechkin into a 3rd and 4th line checker in Washington last year? Boy what an amazing coach, winning a Memorial Cup in 05 when his only job was to make sure Perry, Schremp, Fritsche, Hunter, Rodney, Syvret all got to the arena in one piece. Then Dale Hunter proceeds to do nothing for 5-6 years and is now the toast of the town again.
Not to 'troll' but I wonder, do you watch a lot of the London games? Dale is constantly switching up the lines, always looking for an edge, and making great decisions about who to play during the game. Most coaches stick with their standard lines, maybe make a couple of changes here and there during the game, and yet Dale is always out there switching up the lines and trying new lines. Not to mention he's been juggling enough injuries or suspensions throughout the entire season for it to be a bit of a nightmare.

I also hate to say it but imo Ovie was playing like a 3rd or 4th line checker, that's always been part of his game (even when he's been scoring like a madman) and Hunter did a great thing to encourage that.

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