Re: How about Kluzak as a coach?
posted at 12/22/2010 10:53 PM EST
In Response to Re: How about Kluzak as a coach?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How about Kluzak as a coach? : He played over 700 games in the 21 team NHL. No failure there. He coached in the conference finals and the Stanley Cup finals. No failure there. He's on local and national broadcasts, along with tv shows about hockey. No failure there.
Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
NAS, are you referring to the same Milbury who as coach of the B's introduced phreakin' BALLET to training camp
The same Milbury, who as far as I knew at the time, became the first coach in the NHL to openly urge his players to turtle and/or otherwise not respond to the opposition in order to give the B's more power play chances
Sure, that makes sense in a Julien sort of way, but does that kind of strategy sync with Milbury's image as a tough-guy coach
? Absolutely not. It didn't add up back then and it certainly doesn't today in "the new NHL".
And please don't talk about how far he brought the 1990 team, look at the players they had on that club (Bourque, Neely, Oates, Galley, Wesley, Janney, Moog, Poulin...hell, YOU might have been able to coach that group to the Finals!).
Sorry, but Milbury ain't the right guy to lead this team. Milbury's always been a talker vs. a doer. Fans saw right through his phony tough-guy act, regularly booing him at the old Garden. And when asked about it Milbury, seldom at a loss for wards as everyone knows, didn't have much to say, other than claiming not to understand why Bruins fans were booing one of their own.
During stoppages, Milbury would inevitably start yapping AFTER the linesman arrived on the scene. On one unforgettable night, Larry Robinson called him on it. Milbury, pretending not to hear Big Larry, soon realized Robinson meant business. As the fraudulent Milbury tried to cover up, Robinson loaded up for an upper-cut that was so well telecast that the entire Garden crowd groaned as it was thrown.
Despite all of the above, you'd actually want a phony like Milbury to be the next Bruins coach? I sure as hell don't, let him do his yapping on TV.