Nah it's perfectly reasonable to form an opinion on a coach after 1 game.
Hahaha. We do have a bit to run on though. The practise, for example. Can start to tell what types of changes he's going to be making to the team. How it'll pan out on the ice? Who knows. Did many people think Wilson would get fired that quickly after being extended for a 6 figure sum? Probably not. Too early to tell.
How can he be overrated? He's won every Leaf game he's coached!
It's good to get excited about a coaching change. I don't really think he's going to be the end all be all. But he knows his systems, and likes to work the players hard. Something we haven't seen in a while. In the end though, it's all up to the players to get the job done on the ice.
I think most of us are excited because Ron Wilson obviously was not the right person to be coaching this team. Sometimes teams just need a change regardless of who their coach is. How do you think the Ducks felt about Carlyle just before they fired him?
Stanley cup winning coaches can not be over rated.....
The difference between him and Wilson is that Carlyle rewards effort and Wilson rewarded skill.
When you reward skill a team that rewards effort will beat you 8 of 10 games.
Do you need skill to win in the NHL of course you do, but without effort you will not win as well. Effort is not simply skating hard and doing nothing. It is battling for the puck and blocking shots, it is taking a hit to make a play.
It was no coincidence that Lupul blocked a shot against Montreal as he had played for Carlyle recently and knows want he wants. He is demanding and he may have a shelve life as do most good coaches but he is a lot of things but overrated is not one of them.