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10-11-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger_80 View Post
Too early to tell obviously. If the team looks as disorganized after 20 games, then we can confidently get out pitchforks.

Some positive things: he seems to hold players accountable (Smyth getting benched, Smid relegated to the third pairing, Yakupov getting tough treatment, etc).

Some disconcerting things: merciless overreliance on Hall, RNH, and Eberle, possibly inadequate communication with players, if their running around in the defensive zone is any indication.
I agree with this except to say that some of the poor defensive play might have to do with uncertainty. Its takes time to learn a completely new system.
The team has been so poorly managed the last few years that the players are having to deal with the 4th head coach in 5 years.
Thats a tough haul. the David Byrne / Eakins angle.

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