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12-03-2013, 05:20 PM
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Mikos87
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Originally Posted by Riverdale View Post
How much of this falls on the shoulders of Callahan, Staal, Richards?

Boston seems to have great leaders who create this mentality amongst their team. I don't know how much Julien affects this.

Shouldn't the leaders on this team be doing something?
You remember how Tortorella kept on saying its a mindset. He was trying to instill a mindset when he got here, and once it finally did, that team went on a run, even though it wasn't a talented roster, it was a great team.

One that lacked depth, and didn't take the kill shot in early playoff rounds before finally tiring out. The final product is the on ice aspect.

But a lot of it is off ice, camaraderie, battling, competing, giving it your all because the guy next you is going to do the same. There are a few coaches that believe in these intangibles. But ultimately identity is an organizational reflection.

It's who you are. It's what you do. It's that willingness. That drive. That desire to win. Not for the fans, not for the coach, not for the paycheck, not for the next contract, but for the guy next you.

That is what being part of a team is.

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