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12-25-2003, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by flyerfanofthepeg
the Official site says he's back on the injury list :mad:
I didn't read it but I heard he may NOT make the trip out west, at least not right away.

This may go back to my theory, and it is just MY theory, that Hitch is letting them lose on their own, and if that means they won't play better in front of Hackett he'll let Hackett stay in net, and when they are done losing "their way" he will have a captive audience to teach the right way to play. Last year he rode them pretty hard all year. Right now he is giving them quite a bit of slack for playing as badly as they have.

I've been in situations where I would say let me do it my way and I would fail and fail and fail. When I went back and had to, HUMBLY, ask how to do it, I was ALL ears. I could focus better on the direction I was given. Like I said, it's just a theory, but Hitch seems like a real methodical coach who very much likes to use psychology as one of his coaching tools.