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06-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill View Post
Messier knows a lot about the game, sure, at least 80's and 90's hockey. Anyone who is a candidate for a head coaching position eats, sleeps, and drinks hockey. They are all knowledgeable, the thing with great players is they didn't have to think the game the same way as other guys did. It came natural to them, that's why I don't like star players as coaches.
Spot on, and why marginal players usually make the best coaches: they had to really learn the game and how to maximize their limited skill sets.

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