Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XXIV
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10-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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I think intensity can be coached: look at the attitude adjustment that Roy has brought to Colorado, a team whose back-up goalie called out the players just last spring for thinking more about their Vegas trip than hockey. Look how Hunter brought defensive intensity to the Caps by basically making clear that playing time would be cut if you didn't show it. During his coaching shelf life with the Rangers, Tortorella significantly upped the intensity with which not-very-talented (except for the goalie) Rangers teams played.

Converesely, if there aren't significant consequences for being lackadaisacal, well then you should expect lax play.

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