Honestly, if he was going to go this route, he should have had a "player coach or player coaches" like Jagr or Elias. Remember when Chelsea FC had Gianluca Vialli as a player coach? I think that would have been interesting to watch...lol.
Let's not forget player-coach Reg Dunlop of the Charlestown Chiefs.
Fan: "You guys gotta stop losing. Get the power play together."
Reg: "Yeah, we're working on it."