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#21 Pepperkorn

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:28 AM

Marty is very hockey smart! and he's smart enough to know he'd need to feel out the position - find out if he's any good at it before just jumping in. This season's failing is very good for Marty personally. It teaches a lot and it's something he's never been through. Stuff like this is first step to transitioning into a new role within the game.

The easy route -- obviously would be broadcasting -- then you get to take pot shots and shoot off your mouth with zero repercussions -- and he'd still feel pretty :P

Both Stevens and Marty really understand trust. I'm not sure how that translates into management. Both have huge egos in terms of not wanting to fail or be seen as failures. We know Stevens can quell those voices in his head for the most part and do what has to be done or accept what canNOT be done and move on. Marty is HYPER-critical and always has the "right" opinion - again I'm not sure how this would translate. He's really learning about hitting a brick wall this season. It has to be seen how he rolls with that going forward. How an when will he react to not being right in every instance - physically it's very clear cut, but mentally - he thinks it's as clear but now I am hoping sees it just isn't as easy as all that --- how do you work then? He was always able to SAY Hey there is a lot I dont know -- but now he clearly is learning that. So... we'll see how this all pans out.

He's being very honest -- he's considering all options of course and has to see what honestly works.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

This reminds me of what's going on with Messier.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

This reminds me of what's going on with Messier.


and it's bad news. nieuwendyk is succeeding because he got lucky, yzerman walked into a good situation and has done a lot with it. i don't want brodeur anywhere near this team's front office.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:59 AM

Although I may not love Marty as a person/player I think he could turn out to make a good GM.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:07 AM

and it's bad news. nieuwendyk is succeeding because he got lucky, yzerman walked into a good situation and has done a lot with it. i don't want brodeur anywhere near this team's front office.


Just because you didn't foresee it doesn't mean it's luck. And Yzerman put his own stamp on Tampa immediately.

There is no telling if Brodeur would be a good or bad GM. He would take years as an assistant before ever being an actual GM. We have no way of knowing how it would work out.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:29 PM

I think I'd rather have Marty end up like Yzerman rather than like Nieuwendyk. That is, if he does become a GM, it's with a different team and they can worry about firing him if he doesn't work out. And if he's any good, it sucks for us that he's not working for the Devils, but it still reflects well on the franchise, and there's nothing that says he can't come back to New Jersey some day after getting some experience under his belt.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:32 PM

I think Yzerman owes a lot to Ken Holland.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:45 PM

I think Yzerman owes a lot to Ken Holland.


Yzerman owes a lot to the Lightning stinking for two or three years before he got there.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:47 PM

True. But I saw a figure on one of the Lightning broadcasts of the players that they brought in in the offseason. It was quite a change when Yzerman came in.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:48 PM

Just because you didn't foresee it doesn't mean it's luck. And Yzerman put his own stamp on Tampa immediately.


it does when it involves being crushed at even strength. let me know how that works out for them in the second half.

i didn't foresee phoenix doing well last year, but their doing well was based on sustainable results. dallas's record is not. their defense is weak and will be exposed eventually.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

I'd kill to have Dallas' defense right now.
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