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04-22-2013, 08:45 PM
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Sacco isn't just about 'no skill grinders' he basically rewards players that are loyal to him. That's his scheme from what I've seen.
Hunwick was the ever faithful scratch guy that worked his way to first pairing minutes because he didn't give Sacco crap over scratching him and worked hard to get back into the NHL and made an impact at the end of last season. Sacco reciprocates that loyalty with unquestioning faith in the player and blinds himself to their faults.
John Mitchell almost every single game turns the puck over at the point, but doesn't and eventually he's going to cost us a goal over those stupid 200ft skates. But Sacco doesn't care, he cameback out and scored after taking a puck to the face, that's loyalty.
To some degree, a coach has to reward loyalty and hardwork, but Sacco takes it to a whole new level.
Why does EJ's ice time never seem to rise when hes playing well then? He should of started to move into 24 minutes a night with the way he was playing to start the season, but he only has 5 games at 24 minutes or better.
In fact, EJ didn't play 24 minutes this season until Feb 27th...
I see what you're saying, but that only seems to apply if you're a 3rd/4th line player. And for whatever reason it really applies if your a veteran defender.
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