Meds wrote:mathonwy wrote:Important question.
When does it stop being the players and start being the coach?
I don't think head coaches are responsible for the development of the skill game at this level. I think they preach the work ethic and system while the players themselves with, perhaps, trainers/assistant coaches/personal coaches, work on their "moves". In that regard Tortorella might be a very good option for a team that is heading into re-tool/rebuild mode. The strides that Kassian has taken this season look pretty good on Tort's resume for working with young talent.
I honestly can't think of a team that has won the Stanley Cup with an offense that was driven by players who play like Hank and Daniel. Just sayin'.....
Coaches are responsible for getting the most out of a team and not crippling it in the process.
Up till this season, this Canuck didn't know whether it was in a win-now situation or if it was in a retooling phase. Mike Gillis handed out NTC's like candy while at the same time traded away roster players for prospects.
So if Torts is a good option for a team heading into a retooling mode, then why the heck all the NTC's? So Torts could use the Sedins like 21 year olds and make them retire early? I'm kidding of course.
We were 60 minutes away from winning a SC. I think you don't give the Sedins enough credit for the journey to that point.