Re: How about Kluzak as a coach?
posted at 12/26/2010 5:57 AM EST
Not that I actually want to see him behind the bench, but ballet has been used even in football
camps because it does good things for peoples balance. I for one remember what most of the skaters looked like back then, and a large number of them needed the help.
And there is a difference between turtling and drawing penalties. Don't forget Milbury is also the guy who sent his enforcers to the All Star game.
In Response to Re: How about Kluzak as a coach?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How about Kluzak as a coach? : 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.
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