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04-17-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
The G.M. hires the coaching staff, no?
Agreed. But I think the biggest problem is who is working with the defensemen coming through the pipeline (that being one Kjell Samuelsson). I've posted in great lengths about how not one defense propsect has prospered under his watch, yet he still remains with the organization. He was a problem Holmgren inherited. Hopefully it will be one that will be rectified.

As for other coaches, Kevin McCarthy has done a very good job at the young defensemen he's had the opportunity to work with. He'd done a good job (along with Pronger and Timonen) on helping Luke Schenn turn his game around and McCarthy has been given the task of keeping Gustafsson on track (and Gustafsson has really begun to put it all together). He's also done a great job in a short period of time working with Lauridsen (who is looking better and better every passing game).

The Flyers get rid of Smell Samuelsson and I think we'll begin to see young defensemen really prosper in the system

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