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02-08-2012, 12:10 PM
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Boring practices = Unmotivated players?

Interesting point of view about the Habs practices this season. I agree with what he says.

http://blogues.radio-canada.ca/blogu...-la-vie-du-ch/

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Interesting point of view about the Habs practices this season. I agree with what he says.

http://blogues.radio-canada.ca/blogu...-la-vie-du-ch/
very interesting...

having not seen any habs practices, I can't comment on them myself, but if his description is honest, I'd consider it a pretty fair critique.

there's an argument to be made for "perfecting" the fundamentals, and drilling those home with basic drills until they are automatic, but at the same time, great coaches know how use variety to achieve that same goal, whereas dogmatic coaches lacking creativity simply stick to what they know without themselves striving to find innovative ways to deliver it.


I'm a bit surprised that RC, as a new and younger coach, isn't more ambitious in his approach (assuming that the article is accurate), especially given his integration of modern technology as a teaching tool...

I wonder if, to a degree, he's "holding back", given his mid-season appointment, rationalizing that it's better to "stay the course" and stick with what the players are familiar with as opposed to radically putting his own stamp on the teams training practices...

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Lack of punch and toughness. Stems back to our useless and boring GM.

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Lack of punch and toughness. Stems back to our useless and boring GM.
Yeah cause goons really spice up practise


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Yeah cause goons really spice up practise

Because toughness and energy = goons, no doubt about it

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Because toughness and energy = goons, no doubt about it
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Haven't been to a practice, so can't know.
But ya, if you do the exact same drills, it will certainly get boring. Some drills are boring the first time you do them, so it can only be worse if it's repeated non-stop.
Maybe that's also why we've seen players seem not so attentive during the practices.

It could also explain why our PP units have been the same and repeat the same tactics since the last blue moon.

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It seems that pretty much every stone has been over turned to find what is wrong with the Habs this year.

I am not doubting that there may be boring practices, it;s just that... seriously, has it come to this?

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It seems that pretty much every stone has been over turned to find what is wrong with the Habs this year.

I am not doubting that there may be boring practices, it;s just that... seriously, has it come to this?
I believe it's something that hasn't been talked about yet, and I think it does affect the players. Don't you?

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The old saying will always hold true.

You practice like you play.

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The old saying will always hold true.

You practice like you play.
But in this case it's : You play like you practice.

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Lack of punch and toughness. Stems back to our useless and boring GM.
Ya Gauthier should breakdance on the ice and shotgun a few beers, that would make him cool and the team would play better.

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Somebody needs to put Iverson in here...Practice, Practice, we talkin bout Practice...

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It seems that pretty much every stone has been over turned to find what is wrong with the Habs this year.

I am not doubting that there may be boring practices, it;s just that... seriously, has it come to this?
Will Patrick Roy make practice interesting?

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Somebody needs to put Iverson in here...Practice, Practice, we talkin bout Practice...
how am i supposed to make my teammates better by practicing? huh?

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Ya Gauthier should breakdance on the ice and shotgun a few beers, that would make him cool and the team would play better.
Haha sometimes there are incomprehensible posts and here we go another one.

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Will Patrick Roy make practice interesting?
without a doubt

now, good interesting or bad interesting?

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without a doubt

now, good interesting or bad interesting?
It better be "good interesting" as you say, but even "bad interesting" is better than boring at this stage.

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well, if they could apply in the game what they're practicing non-stop, maybe then they could do something else.

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Someone is straining in trying to come up with an explanation for the Habs' lack of success and all he has to show for his hypermentation is a hernia.

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I believe it's something that hasn't been talked about yet, and I think it does affect the players. Don't you?
They haven't talked about the traffic on the Champlain bridge, and how it affects the moral of the players and coaches and how that affects practices and then directly...the games.

After that, we will discuss how global warming has affected the Habs negatively because the lack of snow does not climatize the players to the cold of the arena, therefore it affects their comfort on the ice, and makes them lose games.

We can go on and on from here!!!

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But in this case it's : You play like you practice.
We prepare like losers; therefore, we are losers. (Michael Cammalleri)

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