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02-26-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by NikolaiTesla View Post
The more important thing to take note of is that it isn't the sole responsibility of Wilson alone to provide all the motivation needed for this team, they have to be able to motivate themselves to some degree. It's not even worth laughing at those who miss this much more evident point, you guys are too pathetic to laugh at.
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There are ways to motivate player. Now if the team as a whole does not show up - that is a reflection - not only on Wilson but on Phaneuf and the leadership assistants.

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A big gigantic LOL directed at those who think it isn't Wilson's job or responsibility to motivate his players. I mean, are you kidding me?
When a coach benches a player for a period or sends him to the press box, what do you think he's doing? Punishment is a form of negative motivation. It's a coaches duty to motivate his players. In a positive manner and negative manner.

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Burke's made some mistakes committing $3.5 to Armstrong, and similiar numbers to Komisarek, Connolly and Lombardi to name a few.

It's basically $10-12 million committed to 4 players who under-perform.

Granted the stakes were differently 3-4 years ago, but these guys don't make their money.

With that said, we can only blame Burke so much, he was under pressure to attract players and improve the team.

Wilson on the other hand has for the past 3 years at times, gotten the most out of a weak to mediocre lineup, and gotten the least out of it too.

Seems so weird, around December and early January the Leafs were winning. Right after the all-star game it's all come unraveled.

Wilson might not be Hitchcock but it seems to me once Wilson got his extention, and Burke's blessing, it was all good from that point.

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Originally Posted by GrizzLeaf View Post
When a coach benches a player for a period or sends him to the press box, what do you think he's doing? Punishment is a form of negative motivation. It's a coaches duty to motivate his players. In a positive manner and negative manner.
So you want to dress Komi. Thanks but no thanks.

I thought people wanted accountability.

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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
Speaking from a purely scientific perspective, money is not a motivator. If anything, money is a de-motivator.

In fact, some studies show that when the task requires even a moderate amount of cognitive skill, larger rewards can lead to poorer performances.
Watched this video in philosophy class that goes exactly with what you are saying.

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Lindy Ruff admitted he took full responsibility for the Sabres downfall this season.... why won't Wilson do the same right now? Both the players and the coaches have a responsibility.

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okay this is just turning into another wilson talk and crap, please look at the fire wilson thread if you want to continue.

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