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05-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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What is your point? That there is nepotism in hockey, no ****.
Smith and Bucky seem like capable asst. to me
, I am just wondering what the basis for firing them would be. Smith was a tough as nails dman with a great service record and clearly knew the position for which he teaches. Bucky, while not a skilled forward, gave every ounce of try in his body every night and got beat up many times sticking up for teammates. Most importantly both knew what it took to be successful in this league. I know some may get sick of the old boys club but IMO I think that history and tradition is worth hanging on to.
The argument ends there then. You think they are capable to good a lot of others think they are lousy. What these players did on the ice 20 years ago has zero bearing on their ability to coach other than to at times seem to push some of the younger players into doing things they might do. We have the weakest set of assistants in the league.
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