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Devil Dan 56

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In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

29 September 2014 - 07:39 PM

I really thought by now someone would have been traded

It takes 2 teams to trade. There may not be a lot of teams looking for our cast offs right now while they have their own training camp battles to figure out

In Topic: I hope the Devils never do what the Red Sox did

29 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

Oh like we know for sure. And don't tell me look at him because Bartolo Colon was suspended and he doesn't look like a juice head

I thinks it's pretty accepted that he didn't do steroids. He was never one of the regular accused names and his numbers never took a jump that would indicate it.

In Topic: Dano is the new Chico. jMac is the new Dano

28 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

That was not a bad roster. He had the team out of shape and playing with no identity. Absolutely a terrible head coach.

This. He was absolutely lost and Lou gave him half a season to figure it out

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

28 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

Glad Komisarek is out of here. I'm always nervous that Lou will keep something like that around

In Topic: Scott Stevens No Longer on Coaching Staff

24 September 2014 - 02:56 PM

You could argue that many of these guys still need to make an income.  A lot of these guys did not make enough money to retire at 35-40. Many might be making more as a goalie coach than they did as an AHL goalie. 


Great or not, goalie is a very technical position. Maybe a guy like Hasek couldn't teach it, but some of the best probably could just fine. Do they want to or need to is another question. 


I also don't necessarily think great NHL players can't be good coaches. It seems like a giant myth. It's just that they like to take short cuts. Did Wayne Gretzky learn the craft before jumping into an NHL job. Not really.  Randy Carlyle was a damn good NHL player, but he coaches for a decade (including 6 or so as a head coach in the AHL) before becoming an NHL head coach.


I just think it can be harder for a great, naturally gifted player to communicate his knowledge. Not always, because clearly Robinson is a fantastic defensive coach. Darryl Sutter was also a pretty good player and a great coach. But a guy like Stevens, who was known to lead by example and not through communication, might have a harder time verbalizing.


I'd also say that while some of those goalies I listed may have gotten their jobs out of necessity, I'm sure they kept those jobs by being good at what they do. 

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