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11-01-2006, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by danbrave View Post
BUT this type of coaching style usually leads to players "tuning out" their coach so who knows how much longer it will be effective for. That being said it's still better than not making the players accountable for themselves at all... it'll certainly lead to more 60-minute efforts like last night.
I think that's a cop-out. Lindy Ruff is as blunt as they come, and he's been coaching the Sabres for a long, long time.

Bowman was certainly intimidating and very unpleasant with specific players, yet he was never tuned out.

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