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02-05-2007, 09:12 PM
Ross MacLochness
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Originally Posted by deandebean View Post
Actually, Julien's style of coaching was suited. Until Gainey got Kovalev. Julien HATES players like him. Julien is a work ethic freak. For him, everything in the game is about work ethic. If you have solid work ethic, there's no way you're not going to win. Apply the system you're taught with solid work ethic and there's no reason to succeed. Case and point New Jersey this season. He found a pretty seasoned, well tuned team, where the work ethic is near perfect.

To be honest, Carbo would probably want the same thing, except he can't express it the same way Julien could. If you listened to Julien in interviews, that's all he talked about. Work ethic.
Here we go.

Julien was here for 41 games last year. The first 19 (13-3-3 record) we won many games we had no business winning. We were the cardiac kids, playing totally above our heads.

The next 22 games (funny enough beginning when Kovalev got injured)- We were 6-13-3 and looked like the joke of the NHL. The last game he coached, we got outshot 18-2 in the first period. The team was pathetic under Julien last year, but I'm sure it's all Kovalev's fault.

-Kovalev is not the best player for any coach to have, but everything Julien did last year turned to ****. They had no plan of attack whatsoever, it was just a matter of time before that team collapsed.

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