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05-21-2013, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AmatuerFan65 View Post
With all the talent on that team and teams in prior years - anything short of winning the Dodge Cup is an underachievement.
The problem over there is that all the parents think that their kid is a first liner and as a result will not accept less than first line minutes. The coach is handcuffed and rolls his lines in all situations when other teams put their best on in critical situations. In other words, the truly talented kids are under used and the team suffers as a result. At this level, ice time should be earned to some degree.
I agree with that too. If you play to win ... the parents grab the coaches by the neck ... like what happened to Louis Isabella. Coaches are very restricted on how they manage their bench and like you said, many parents from that organization think their kid is a first liner and bring their stop watches.

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