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04-16-2014, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 1point21Gigawatts View Post
Just jumping in here, but let's assume that Nolan is/was no better than Rolston. Then Rolston's biggest transgression is agreeing to make an all rookie (mostly) NHL team. Rushing youth development is a great way to ruin your prospects and become Edmonton Oilers 2.0. Nolan at least had the sense to recognize that youth players should be playing in their appropriate leagues (be it juniors or AHL).
That wasn't Rolston's decision. That was Darcy's.

I agree that the youth/rookie NHL team was a disaster and Rolston paid dearly for it. He was elevated to an NHL head coach position too soon and Darcy ruined him.

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