Re: Do you hate Julien?
posted at 7/24/2012 5:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Do you hate Julien?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do you hate Julien? : If the Red Wings are one and done again should they do something with Mike Babcock or just change up the roster ? Complaining about the coach when the players on the ice aren't good enough seems a bit redundant when it comes to Bruins fans.
Posted by Chowdahkid-[/QUOTE]
I agree, but where it concerns CJ, I'll put a little different spin on this comment. It's not just a matter of if the players are good enough or not - It's about what type of player CJ needs on the ice.
It's MY OPINION
that there was enough talent in previous yrs for the Bruins to have had more success. When I said it was more about the players, I was referring to the type of players he needs to be successful. Talent makes every coach better without question. It's my postion that Claude can be effective when he has teams that play with emotion, high compete level and bring a physical edge to the ice. Those elements will have to come from the players themselves rather than from behind the bench. Motivation and emotion are not CJ's strong suit - But given players that bring that style THEMSELVES - he can succeed-OBVIOUSLY.
CJ won a cup- he deserves credit and respect. That doesn't make him perfect either. There were times in the past that CJ earned serious criticism, and sometimes there are still occasional emotional lapses and concerns. But I thought they played there guts out against the Caps. That's really all you could ask from a coach- no complaints because right now they're lacking up front, and that's not the CJ's fault.
Hunwick, Wheeler, Wideman
Marchand, McQuaid, Campbell, Kelly, Peverly
More than just talent - COMPETE