Just as the thread discussion was beginning to look a lot better too, we reach 50+ pages.
But I will reiterate my point that I'm not a fan of the ridiculously skewed zone starts.
Also I think this question is worth considering if we're going to have any meaningful debate:
Originally Posted by mrmyheadhurts
What exactly does "out coached" mean and how is it being quantified? What is the evidence being used to come to the conclusion that AV gets "out coached". I think this is an important point (for those who support this assertion) to clarify.
Outcoached to me is the other coach successfully adapting his system to take advantage of weaknesses in the other.
But this is the thing, we'll never know why a coach might change (or refuse to change) his system, or even whether they do or not - the players actions on the ice don't necessarily reflect the strategy of the coaching staff..
All we can do is speculate, and look at the results.
TBH, while I would like to see a fresh face, I would also like to see from AV just a little more emotion and "parenting" so to speak when it comes to critical play or times.
I really like how he stuck to his guns with the lines the other night. Sometimes you need to do that to let the players know the play was unacceptable.
I want to see more of that, I want to see a timeout used here or there and I want to see him use players he has little faith in more,(AKA Ballard) so that they are and asset not a liability come playoffs when you need them to perform.