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Joe Sacco named USA's HC for World Championships
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04-18-2013, 02:06 PM
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You want to compare coaching in the WHC to the NHL??
It is a tournament setup, there is no time to really prepare for your opponents and you really can not implement a real system.
You implement a very basic fundamental based system and try to motivate your team as good as you can.
I really can Sacco see succeed there. I think he is terrible. But if he fails and does abstain from his usual bonehead decisions, I won't hold it against him.
I mean Mike D'Antoni of all people got praised for his work with the National Team. That is all you need to know.
Well I know WHC is not the same as the NHL, it's not an 82 game season etc..but still, if team US does well, a lot of people are going to say look what happens when a coach has a good roster to work with.
And Sacco still has to put lines together, work on PP, PK for team US and we get to see the difference between the work he does there and the Avs.
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