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05-06-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
My point with the Trottier comment is that so many people are concerned about the on-ice offensive output. Certainly worth a conversation. But theres a lot more that goes into being an NHL coach. A lot more.

So "Oh, Joey Mullen was a good offensive player, lets try him" isnt going to cut it.
Makes more sense. For example, Dan Bylsma wasn't a great offensive player but runs a system that does well in maximizing the firepower his team has. It's more about thinking the game well and communication than it is about the physical tools a guy had when he played.

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