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Head Coach Vacancy Pt III: How's your spelling? (Eakins/Vigneault/Messier/Gretzky)
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05-31-2013, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
If the GM and the coach don't agree on the team structure and style, failure is inevitable.
Slats coached the Oilers. Yes, the roster was awesome, but they also played a style that was fun to watch and had to be fun to play - like what they call "attractive football" in the world's game.
Torts hockey was not fun to watch and it clearly wasn't fun to play. Every game was a chance for someone to get a puck in the wrong place and only rare chances to put the puck in the right place. Not coaching offense is grounds for dismissal.
A coach is supposed to put players in the best position to succeed. Torts put players in a position to not fail.
I hope we get someone who wants to put the puck in the net and can put a decent defensive scheme in front of the world's premier goaltender.
I didn't expect to be excited about next year this early, but firing Torts was the best way to start.
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