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04-05-2014, 12:00 PM
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Just read a couple of old MT articles again. Doesn't seem like the guy changed his approach much from what got him fired from 2 previous NHL coaching jobs.

Michel Therrien Is Not the Answer for the Penguins

Everything was overlooked as the Penguins surged ahead with a double digit game unbeaten streak, allowing the Penguins to finish two points behind the Devils as the best in the Division. Sid won the scoring title, and the Pens were in the playoffs for the first time in years.

Therrien was then exposed further.

While his roster was thinner, and a tired Recchi and Malkin hurt the team, he showed what little technical abilities he had. The fast, talented, and tough Ottawa Senators quickly dismantled his system. Therrien had no counter punch. The Penguins were quickly eliminated.
The bolded in that quote sounds familiar doesn't it..

From same article..
I do feel confident that Therrien's actions of holding on to players for too long, not playing certain types of players (like Ruutu) enough, playing games with players as "punishment" (the scratching of Orpik back home in Boston, he and Whitney playing wing), never taking blame for mistakes, not having a more flexible system, and his inability to let lines gel are a detriment to the present and future of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Penguins Fans: Time to Push the Panic Button and Fire Michel Therrien

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