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07-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Bob b smith
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Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
This just sound weird. FIRST you are asked to prove your worth, THEN you are given responsabilities and asked to exerce leadership - not the other way around. In hockey, and in any other professional domain. Doing the reverse is the kind of crap a petulant teenager would complain about.
Haggerty compared the case of Seguin with Hall. He said the Oilers didn't have a choice so they foisted responsibilities on Hall and Hall ended up developping better. Hall had to sink or swim.

He also said that no vets took Seguin under his wings to show leadership by example. He gave the example of Patrice Bergeron learning how to be a pro with Martin Lapointe when he just arrived in the NHL.

Basically, because he was younger and there was already a very strong established leadership core of Campbell, Lucic, Bergeron, etc... Seguin was just taken along for the ride and he was always the kid.

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