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08-14-2008, 01:12 PM
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I would have preferred someone who is a PP expert but this was also needed.
Ryan Walter, as a consultant for the Canadiens last year, helped them develop a top 5 PP team.

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08-14-2008, 01:23 PM
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Ryan Walter, as a consultant for the Canadiens last year, helped them develop a top 5 PP team.
Uhhhh..... by Ryan Walter developed the Canadiens PP into the Top 5, do you actually mean he managed to not screw up the league's best PP last year?

The Canadiens had the highest ranked PP in the league in 2006-2007 and were top 5 in 2005-2006.

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Uhhhh..... by Ryan Walter developed the Canadiens PP into the Top 5, do you actually mean he managed to not screw up the league's best PP last year?

The Canadiens had the highest ranked PP in the league in 2006-2007 and were top 5 in 2005-2006.
Ugh.,..this is why I shouldn't rely on what the media says outright without researching the numbers myself. You're absolutely right.

Boy I could sure go for a distraction right about now.




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Williams is touted as being a video expert, but is there some evidence as to what makes him so great?

It's not an attack on Williams, I'm genuinely curious to see if anybody is in the know about what he brings to the table... it's one thing to call him the "video specialist" but I'd like to see what makes him different from the hundreds/thousands of people who watch and analyze hockey video.
I'm sure something will come out in the papers on him closer to when the season starts.

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Uhhhh..... by Ryan Walter developed the Canadiens PP into the Top 5, do you actually mean he managed to not screw up the league's best PP last year?

The Canadiens had the highest ranked PP in the league in 2006-2007 and were top 5 in 2005-2006.
Losing Souray off of the PP could of been very harmful, but for them it wasn't, it could have been Walters doings, or it may not of been, time will tell for the canucks.

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08-14-2008, 05:42 PM
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I'm sure something will come out in the papers on him closer to when the season starts.
Nothing particularly interesting, but a couple quotes from the papers today:

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Vigneault said he first met Williams at the NHL draft in late June and subsequently talked with him on a couple of other occasions before recommending him to general manager Mike Gillis.

"I got some great feedback from [Manitoba coach] Scott Arniel, who knows him quite well," Vigneault said. "And Bones also knows him. I had a good feel for what Darryl could bring to our staff."

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While video will be one of his main responsibilities, Williams will be on the ice during practices and he'll serve as an 'eye-in-the-sky' from the press box on game nights.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...3-ff5fd1f188d1

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Williams will take on the video analyst responsibilities previously handled by Smith, which means he'll spend most games spotting for the bench coaches in the press box.

Vigneault said he first spoke with Williams about the position at the NHL draft in Ottawa in June.

"He was a tough guy, a real team guy and that's what what we were looking for," said Vigneault, who says he talked to "five or six applicants about the position.

"I like the fact he's got some playing experience in the minors, a guy who's paid his dues as a player trying to make it. And he's definitely paid his dues as a coach. I like that he's been around and gone the extra mile to try and reach his dream. I also got some really good references from guys like [Manitoba Moose head coach] Scott Arniel [Detroit Red Wings head coach] Mike Babcock."
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/ne...0-c2afc5d37539

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I don't think Rick Bowness is badass enough to be referred to as 'Bones', but I like it.

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Using that reasoning, Montreal wouldn't have had the league's best PP with Doug Jarvis in charge.
Hey, I'm just saying that I'd have more confidence in a PP run by Wayne Gretzky over Willie Michell. Walter might be great at running a powerplay.

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