16. For example, the Rangers feel that because Washington was not an aggressive forechecking team, the minutes played by their top four defencemen were not as difficult as those played by Carlson and Karl Alzner. You point out Ryan McDonagh played 50 minutes in Game 3, the coaches respond by saying many of those were "easier" minutes because so much of it was in the offensive zone.
Getting something for a guy who I didn't think was going to stay with the organization anyway after July 1 is good I guess but after 4 full AHL seasons Hamill hasn't shown anything close to what you would expect from such a high selection.
What is more Stressful: finding a coach or the Draft? Draft
Why wait after draft to name a coach: Players don't step right into the lineup.
How many interviewed? Wouldn't answer "Comprehensive"
Current Assistants: Doesn't work very often. 106.7 guy said he heard some players lobbied for Evason. Asst that becomes the coach can confuse players.
Dale Leaving / losing what he brought: we don't want to lose commitment to competitiveness.
Kuz: No effect on future drafts. Said he was top 4 or 5 best player in his class. Why did he slip if so good? Managers hesitate to draft Russians. Inconsistent before draft. Worth waiting for. Said he didn't want to come over soon anyways - wanted to get bigger.