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06-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I don't really think that last part is true at all. The real problem is relating to players. For someone who naturally thinks the game on the level Gretzky does, it's hard to understand a guy who can't. For someone who had the physical tools Messier did, it might be hard to relate to someone whose tools are lesser.

I'm not trying to brag, but I deal with that kind of thing all the time. I'm a smart guy, and sometimes I have to forcibly remind myself that not everyone is as quick to understand things as I am. It's just a reality of existing in a world where some people have lesser abilities.
You don't think there are great players who see the grind that coaches put themselves through & say "Eh, I really don't want to be doing that?"

One example that might come to mind is Ron Francis.(And I say "might" because I don't know the whole story with Francis).

His story sounded like a guy who didn't want the daily grind of coaching put on his plate.

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