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04-04-2014, 06:49 AM
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Ivan13
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Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
Good Hockey can be taught.
Particularly the D side of the game.
when you look at young players/talent you always try to determine what qualities they posses
(god given) and in what measure. Unfortunately PK is not being taught a damn thing.
We are too fn busy trying to knock those qualities out of him.
Yes it can be taught and they should work with him on things like gap control, playing the body effectively etc, but lets face it our coaches aren't doing it and it's tough to improve when the coach doesn't trust you and punishes you every time you make a mistake. Playing in fear of making a mistake is the worst thing that can happen to a player, so PK is at times playing timidly which in turn makes him less productive. You have to find a balance as a coach between keeping your players accountable and letting them play to their strengths, MT IMHO isn't capable of doing that.

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